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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-December 4, 2007 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of SFMTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to SFMTA Rules of 
Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the SFMTA Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Camila Dechi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #417093 filed on 2/5/03 for $1,000 

B. Lamin Kantora vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #461621 filed 3/22/07 for $5,200 

C. Julie Butenko vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702695 filed on 4/16/07 for $8,500 

D. Melissa Kaup-Augustine vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448659 filed on 1/18/06 for $9,000 

E. Kevin Hurley/Progressive Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800412 filed on 8/20/07 for $13,431.67 

F. Emil Savransky vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464760 filed on 6/29/07 for $15,000 

G. Diane Rosenfield vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #438697 filed on 4/25/05 for $18,500 
H. Lynette Roche vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #442673 filed on 6/29/06 for $24,000 

(10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,000,000 of Transit 
Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security equipment to enhance the 
security of Muni's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend up to $642,000 in FY 
2008-09 Bicycle Transportation Account funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept $92,600 of Transportation Fund for Clean 
Air Regional Funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for the Northpoint Bicycle 
Lanes Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposal for Actuarial 
Services for wages and benefits for SFMTA labor contracts. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Qualifications for Real 
Estate Appraisal Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

(10.7) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union Square 
Garages, and authorizing its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.8) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the management of the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, and authorizing its release 
by the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.9) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the management of the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage, and 
authorizing its release by the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.10) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1218, No. 22 Fillmore and No. 33 Stanyan 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction Project to Abbett Electric in an amount not to exceed 
$5,445,300. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a new Operating Agreement and 
License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum for a term of one year through November 30, 
2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2008-FY2027 Muni Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, public comments and SRTP.) (Carter Rohan) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement changes to Line 108-Treasure Island 
from the Transbay Terminal to the Caltrain Station on 4 th Street at Townsend. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, map and Notice of statutory exemption.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 7 to the Paratransit 
Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the agreement for two years through March 31, 2010, 
with an increase to the contract amount of $33,803,476, for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$191,825,015. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract 
modification.) (Debra Johnson) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Eighth Modification to Contract No. 
MR-1 138, Automatic Vehicle Location System to extend the Agreement to October 5, 2008 and 
to increase the Contract Amount by $1,048,792 to $1 1,452,612 to improve the Automatic 
Vehicle Location System. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract 
modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 
2007-2008 budget and marketing plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
budget and marketing plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C061021 filed on 2/14/06 for mutual 
dismissal of claims between the City and Neoplan. 

B. Joseph Ho vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #452016 filed on 5/8/06 for $100,000 

C. Masko Suzuki vs. CCSF, City Attorney File #70906 for $425,000 

D. Steven Walker vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448722 filed on 8/20/04 for $550,000 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

18. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



JAN 3 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:04 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2007 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the election of officers was continued until all seven 
members of the SFMTA Board were seated. She also announced that members of the public had 
requested that Items 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 be severed from the Consent Calendar and that the 
Travelers Insurance claim in closed session had been removed from the agenda at the request of 
staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of SFMTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to SFMTA Rules of 
Order 

The election of officers was continued to a future meeting. 



Vice Chairman Nolan asked if Project 20 was in violation of the city's wage ordinance. Deputy 
City Attorney Julia Friedlander responded that the City Attorney's office was reviewing a claim 
submitted by Allan White and would report back to the Board once their evaluation was 
completed. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Nat Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Lorraine Fuqua, 
Senior Administrative Analyst in the Parking Services and Fare Media Unit; Antonio Lama and 
Alex Valdez, Transit Fare Inspectors, Security and Enforcement Division. 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel Ford announced that the SFMTA was participating in the 
Martin Luther King Holiday celebration by providing free transit services to families and 
celebrants for the Freedom Train. The T-Line "Freedom Train" will depart the Sunnydale station 
at 10:30 a.m. The SFMTA is printing 5,000 commemorative tickets. 

There were no serious service issues on New Year's Eve. The MTA had traffic control and 
transit operation plans in place. Free service was provided from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. 

The January 4, 2008 rain storm impacted service delivery. The SFMTA implemented 
preventative and recovery measures. Damage was caused by fallen trees and intermittent power 
outages. PCO's were deployed throughout city. 

In November 2007, the SFMTA declared an emergency for the Twin Peaks tunnel due to 
excessive deterioration of hardware and track conditions. Work began on January 2 to prevent 
further deterioration and improve the track condition from West Portal to Castro station. 
Exterior rehabilitation program is underway for both stations. A meeting was held with business 
and community members and Service Quality Teams were deployed. The work is expected to be 
completed by March 3 1 st . 

On January 4, 2008, the Transit Lane Enforcement Project began with the placement of forward- 
facing cameras on Muni vehicles to detect violations of parking restrictions in transit-only lanes. 
During the pilot-phase we are providing warnings. During the initial three-month phase of the 
pilot, the vehicles will travel on Mission Street and on Geary Street. 

The Board of Supervisors postponed taking action on the SFMTA' s security contract with King 
Security at their December and January meetings and have scheduled it for hearing at the 
February 5 meeting. The current contract expires on February 28, 2008 and if the Board of 
Supervisors does not approve the contract, this may leave the Agency without security services. 
We are working on a contingency plan. 



On Thursday, February 28 the SFMTA will host a Pedestrian Summit to examine and discuss the 
Status of the Pedestrian Master Plan; Muni incidents and other programs promoting walkability. 
Additional information will be forthcoming. 

On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, the SFMTA Board will hold a Special workshop meeting at the 
Golden Gate Club at the Presidio. The workshop will focus on our Strategic Plan, 
Implementation of Prop. A, the Transit Effectiveness Project and the Operating and Capital 
Budgets. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Council presented their recommendations and 
recognized the service of Bruce Oka as a member of the CAC. 

9. Public Comment 

Mark Connors, Good Neighbors of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, stated that they have 
concerns about service on Treasure Island. The bus shelters are rickety, have graffiti and are 
unsightly. Rain comes in through the side. Buses are overcrowded every. There has been some 
bad behavior in the back of the buses so everyone crowds in front. Mr. Connors asked that the 
shelters be repaired and that the SFMTA provide buses that run every ten minutes. 

Executive Director Ford stated that Chief of Staff Debra Johnson and Chief Operating Officer 
Ken McDonald have had numerous meetings with Treasure Island staff and have been working 
collectively with TI staff and the Navy to resolve the issues raised by Mr. Connors. 

Tonie Brock stated that she wanted to relay things that she had witnessed on Muni. Ms. Brock 
discussed a recent incident on the F-line where a driver reportedly stated "hold onto your purses 
and wallets, I don't want to hear any bitching if you get robbed". Mr. Brock reported seeing 
abandoned buses, drivers using cell phones, passengers being abused and vehicles speeding past 
passengers late in the evening without stopping. The 54-line is horrid. The area around the 
Balboa BART station is unfriendly for pedestrians. Message signs are missing at key spots such 
as Ocean and Mission. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford stated that Chief of Staff Debra Johnson would meet with Ms. 
Brock regarding her concerns. 

Rafael Cabrera stated that he echoed Mr. Ford's statement about safety. TWU Local 250-A is 
1 00% in agreement about the need for safety. We want to use the forum to talk about what to do 
about safety. We want to listen to citizen's concerns. TWU, Local 250-A has been fighting for 
restroom facilities for operators. 



Barry Taranto stated that he would like to see the SFMTA Board take over the Taxi Commission 
soon. The Taxi Commission doesn't give weight to the SFPD when making investigations. Mr. 
Taranto stated that he has filed an Ethics Commission complaint against one of Taxi 
Commissioners. Mr. Taranto expressed hope that the Enforcement Division does a better job of 
enforcing white zones around downtown hotels. The abuse of white zones at the Hilton is a 
major problem. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Camila Dechi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #417093 filed on 2/5/03 for $1,000 

B. Lamin Kantora vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #461621 filed 3/22/07 for $5,200 

C. Julie Butenko vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #702695 filed on 4/16/07 for $8,500 

D. Melissa Kaup-Augustine vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448659 filed on 1/18/06 for $9,000 

E. Kevin Hurley/Progressive Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800412 filed on 8/20/07 for $13,43 1 .67 

F. Emil Savransky vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464760 filed on 6/29/07 for $15,000 

G. Diane Rosenfield vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #438697 filed on 4/25/05 for $18,500 
H. Lynette Roche vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #442673 filed on 6/29/06 for $24,000 

RESOLUTION 08-001 

(10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $3,000,000 of Transit 
Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security equipment to enhance the 
security of Muni's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-002 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend up to $642,000 in FY 
2008-09 Bicycle Transportation Account funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 



and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 
RESOLUTION 08-003 

( 1 0.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept $92,600 of Transportation Fund for Clean 
Air Regional Funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for the Northpoint Bicycle 
Lanes Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-004 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposal for Actuarial 
Services for wages and benefits for SFMTA labor contracts. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-005 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Qualifications for Real 
Estate Appraisal Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-006 

(10.7) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union Square 
Garages, and authorizing its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.7 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of members of the public. 

(10.8) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the management of the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, and authorizing its release 
by the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.8 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of members of the public. 

(10.9) Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking 
management firm for the management of the Fifth & Mission/Ysrba Buena Garage, and 
authorizing its release by the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.9 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of members of the public. 

Chairman McCray requested that Items 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 be called together. 



PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEMS 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 

Tim Leonoudakis stated that there are a few "catch-22" provisions that will not allow local 
garages to bid on the contracts. CityPark has been running garages for over 50 years. They are a 
$60 million company with 400 employees who are providing parking services to many private 
garages. We are expert at what we do but we can't bid on this contract. The contract language 
facilitates large, carpet bagging companies from other states to bid. They can't bid because of 
the requirement for audited financial statements for the past three years. Mr. Leonoudakis 
requested that SFMTA staff revisit the request for audited financials and the notion of having to 
operate three 900-car garages. These requirements will keep qualified local companies from 
participating. 

Kermit Kingsbury, San Francisco Parking Concepts, stated that they operate Ellis-O'Farrell and 
Japan Center garages. Mr. Kingsbury expressed support for Tim Leonoudakis's comments. The 
working capital ratio is high for the industry. Mr. Kingsbury noted that the two largest 
companies in world, Standard and Ampco, have fewer assets than liabilities. Ampco is probably 
the solidest company in the business and they don't meet that ratio. Please revisit it so 
companies won't be precluded from bidding. 

Jim Hornback, Ampco System Parking, stated that the capital assets ratio was unusual. They 
operate the Sutter Stockton and 5 and Mission garages and suggested that evidence of current 
service to the city should suffice. All incumbents should be allowed to qualify. They undergo 
stringent audits every year. Mr. Hornback stated that he was pleased that staff eliminated the tax 
return requirement and changed the l A mile prohibition. Mr. Hornback cautioned the SFMTA to 
not to put all three Request for Proposals on the street at once and suggested working through 
one to see what the issues are before proceeding with the other two. 

Sidney Goodwill, Uptown Parking Corporation, stated that they have been trying to get a new 
RFP for these contracts for years. They are looking for a qualified, financially stable firm who 
can handle millions of dollars in revenue and operating expenses. We are looking for someone 
who is financially responsible. They are willing to work out the criteria. 

Paul Newman, Downtown Parking Corporation, stated that they have been working on the RFP's 
for a long time. It's time to get these circulated. He urged the Board to go ahead with the RFP 
documents and expressed hope that they will be approved. 

Spencer Sechler, CityPark, stated that it would be a tragic injustice to not allow local companies 
to submit proposals for city-owned garages. Being big and operating in other states doesn't mean 
you're qualified to operate in San Francisco. Audited statements are not typically done for 
smaller firms. Last year, they paid $6.5 million in parking taxes which is a critical factor to 
assess when evaluating companies. Mr. Sechler asked what the criteria would be to evaluate 
other business interests in the neighborhood of the garage. Please allow us to be judged on how 
well we do and on not how big we are. 



Jacqueline Besser, DAJA, International, stated that the requirements are burdensome and 
overlook the fact that companies are already providing parking services in and for San Francisco. 
Ms. Besser suggested that staff sit with parking companies that are already working for the city to 
discuss the new requirements. It's not fair to deny local companies access to these contracts. 
Ms. Besser expressed concerns regarding audited financial reports. The city has done a good job 
in bringing forth new companies but these changes reverse that process and negate the ability to 
compete. 

Chairman McCray stated that items 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 would be continued to the February 5, 
2008 meeting and requested staff to revisit the issues raised by the public regarding financial 
statements, required threshold and asset to debt ratio. 

(10.10) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1218, No. 22 Fillmore and No. 33 Stanyan 
Trolley Overhead Reconstruction Project to Abbett Electric in an amount not to exceed 
$5,445,300. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-007 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a new Operating Agreement and 
License with the Friends of the Cable Car Museum for a term of one year through November 30, 
2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-008 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2008-FY2027 Muni Short Range Transit Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, public comments and SRTP.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-009 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 



12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement changes to Line 108-Treasure Island 
from the Transbay Terminal to the Caltrain Station on 4 th Street at Townsend. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, map and Notice of statutory exemption.) (Ken 
McDonald) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mark Connors recommended that the SFMTA Board authorize the change. This will help 
residents who have a hard time getting on and off the island. 

Marianne Mazzucco, Treasure Island Development Authority (TDD A), urged approval of the 
item. Treasure Island continues to grow and to serve families who were formerly homeless. The 
800 students in the Job Corp are prohibited from having vehicles. TED A wants to connect 
residents to the same services that mainland residents have. This action will give access to a 
merchant corridor and a public library. 

RESOLUTION 08-010 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 7 to the Paratransit 
Broker Agreement with ATC to extend the agreement for two years through March 31, 2010, 
with an increase to the contract amount of $33,803,476, for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$191,825,015. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract 
modification.) (Debra Johnson) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the current paratransit contractor is easy to work with and addresses 
people's concerns. Mr. Taranto asked that the paratransit broker work with DPT regarding 
parking in front of their office. Mr. Taranto stated that he asks passengers for their identification 
and reports passengers who don't have one. He encouraged taxi drivers to ask for identification 
to discourage fraud. 

RESOLUTION 08-011 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 



14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Eighth Modification to Contract No. 
MR- 1 1 38, Automatic Vehicle Location System to extend the Agreement to October 5, 2008 and 
to increase the Contract Amount by $1,048,792 to $1 1,452,612 to improve the Automatic 
Vehicle Location System. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract 
modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-012 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal Year 
2007-2008 budget and marketing plan. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
budget and marketing plan.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-013 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

16. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 



Tom Nolan 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take 
action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C061021 filed on 2/14/06 for mutual 
dismissal of claims between the City and Neoplan. 

Item A was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

B. Joseph Ho vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #452016 filed on 5/8/06 for $100,000 
RESOLUTION 08-014 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

C. Masko Suzuki vs. CCSF, City Attorney File #70906 for $425,000 
RESOLUTION 08-015 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

D. Steven Walker vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #448722 filed on 8/20/04 for $550,000 
RESOLUTION 08-016 

On motion to approve: 



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ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 4:19 p.m. 

17. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Ho, Suzuki and 
Walker cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases. 

1 8. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 



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Tuesday, January 29, 2008 
Cypress Room 

Golden Gate Club, Presidio 
135 Fisher Loop 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 1 h 2CC8 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 









ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Communications 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and Discussion regarding the SFMTA Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding Implementation of Proposition A. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose/Debra Johnson) 

13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Transit Effectiveness Project (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

14. Presentation and Discussion of the FY08 Second Quarter Financial Report and the SFMTA 
FY09 and FY 10 Operating and Capital Budgets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and entities that 
influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist 
Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying 
activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; 
fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in the Cypress Room of the Golden 
Gate Club in the Presidio, 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco, CA. The accessible MUNI line serving this 
location is the 29-Sunset. For information about MUNI accessible services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated in 
front of the Golden Gate Club building at 135 Fisher Loop for mobility-impaired persons. 

If you require the use of an American sign language interpreter, a sound enhancement system, or a reader 
during the meeting, such person or system can be made available upon request; please contact Roberta 
Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if 
possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may be available in alternative formats; please contact 
Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in advance of need. Written reports or background 
materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th 
Floor during regular business hours and are available on-line at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cms/cmta/mtaindx.htm. 

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities 
should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 252-31 12 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist 
the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other 
attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton 
B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 
554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby 
or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, 
http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/ 



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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 

Cypress Room 

Golden Gate Club, The Presidio 

135 Fisher Loop 



SPECIAL MEETING 

9:00 A.M. 



MTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 3 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue* 7 ,h Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505* Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 9:15 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report 

6. Public Comment 

Deirdre Lehn expressed concern about King Security and stated that she doesn't believe they 
were a responsible company. They are violating the California Labor Code and disrespecting 
workers rights and they don't deserve contract. In 2003, King Security violated the minimum 
compensation and healthcare ordinances. King Security has run into similar problems at 
EBMUD. EBMUD cancelled their contract. King Security has retaliated against Muni workers. 
SF should not tolerate these practices and not do business with them. 

Carlos Cordero stated that he was fired by King Security on January 18 after he started 
organizing. Mr. Cordero stated that he wanted to make sure that workers have a decent wage and 
health care but when he stood up for what was right, he was fired. Co-workers and I deserve 
better than King, Muni deserves better than King. 



Sharrian Marshall read a letter from Harry Helgot, an employee with King Security. Mr. Helgot writes 
that his job is to keep Muni revenue and employees safe and that he wished King Security would treat 
us better. He has not gotten a raise in 8 years and he was suspended for three days when he asked for a 
raise. Employees work hard to protect public and money and we hope to have a company that respects 
workers. 

Tyler French expressed appreciation to the SFMTA regarding the concerns raised over the security 
contract. He stated that charges have been filed with the Labor Relations Board. Mr. French 
expressed hope that the SFMTA shares their concerns that the city must use responsible contractors. 

In response to concerns expressed by members of the SFMTA Board, Antonio Parra, Deputy Chief, 
Security and Enforcement, reviewed the process that the SFMTA used for the contract and stated that 
none of these issues came to light during the RFP process. He added that the SFMTA is at a critical 
point because the current contract ends at the end of February and as of March 1, there will be no 
security coverage. Mr. Ford stated that staff was working on a contingency plan in the event that the 
Board of Supervisors don't approve the contract. Mr. Ford stated that he would relay the concerns 
expressed by the SFMTA Board to the contract and he would report back to the Board. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 
BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE MTA EXECUTIVE 
DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY 
DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH 

VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

7. Presentation and Discussion regarding the SFMTA Strategic Plan. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold stated that he was the Chairman of MTC's policy-oriented advisory council. This 
council often hears from MTC staff regarding transit property systems and programs but the council 
rarely hears directly from the transit properties themselves. Council members attend meetings in 
Sacramento and they have direct connections with policy and decision makers. This council could be 
of assistance to the SFMTA. 

8. Presentation and Discussion regarding Implementation of Proposition A. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose/Debra Johnson) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the staff report. Purpose - walk through 
implementation of Prop A. 



No public comment. 

9. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Transit Effectiveness Project (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) (Julie Kirschbaum) 

Julie Kirschbaum, Manager, Transit Effectiveness Project presented the staff report. Ms. Kirschbaum 
stated that she would be presenting the TEP recommendations to the SFMTA Board in early March. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold acknowledged Julie Kirschbaum for her work. Mr. Planthold suggested that the 
SFMTA talk with the MTC regarding revisions to their 511 system and the inclusion of private 
shuttles. Destination shuttles may be a viable way to extend trips and are important not only in San 
Francisco but for the entire region. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the SFMTA receive copies of the "Free Muni Service" study that 
discussed in the morning paper. 

Director Beach suggested an additional metric that would measure the cost per passenger. 

Chairman McCray stated that from the discussion, the Board supports the framework principles. 

10. Presentation and Discussion of the FY08 Second Quarter Financial Report and the SFMTA FY09 
and FY10 Operating and Capital Budgets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali 
Bose and Carter Rohan) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the FY08 Second Quarter Financial Report and the 
FY09 and FY1 Operating budgets. Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and 
Development, presented the FY09 and FY10 Capital budgets. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information about the work of the Blue Ribbon Panel and an analysis 
of the recommendations. 

No public comment. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of 
Directors. 




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Board Secretary 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 

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SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



01-31-0 8P03: 19 R 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



JAN 3 1 2GC8 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
c roodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
( enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-January 15, 2008 Regular Meeting 
-January 29, 2008 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Lori Winning vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801443 filed on 12/12/07 for $9,637.84 

B. Joshua Arce vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800017 filed on 7/5/07 for $10,700 

C. Samira Kuduzovic vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800794 filed on 10/4/07 for $24,604.82 

D. Lisa Walsh, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456443 filed on 9/22/06 for $33,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM- 
6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 31st Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 
70 feet southerly and 220 feet northerly; 31st Avenue, west side, from Noriega Street to 69 
feet southerly and 55 feet northerly; 32nd Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 68 feet 
southerly and 94 feet northerly; and, 32nd Avenue, west side, from Noriega Street to 69 feet 
northerly and 73 feet southerly 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM-6PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY) - 33rd Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 88 feet southerly 
and 68 feet northerly 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Melba Avenue, both sides, between 
Eucalyptus Drive and Ocean Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Charter Oak 
Avenue, east side, from 135 to 373 feet south of Industrial Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Wood Street, both sides, between Geary 
Boulevard and Lupine Street. 

F. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH - 100 block of Bartlett Street, 
south of the driveway for 1125 Valencia Street 

G. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOPS - 25th Avenue at Anza Street, northbound, southeast 
corner; 25th Avenue at Anza Street, southbound, northwest corner; 25th Avenue at Cabrillo 
Street, northbound, southeast corner; and, 25th Avenue at Cabrillo Street, southbound, 
northwest corner 

H. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - 25th Avenue, east side, from Balboa Street to 100 feet 

southerly and 25th Avenue, west side, from Balboa Street to 100 feet northerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS -21st Street, between Noe and Sanchez Streets 
J. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC ISLAND -Yerba Buena Ave. at Hazelwood and Casitas Ave. 
K. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Precita Avenue between Shotwell Street and Emmet Court; 

Precita Avenue between Emmet Court and Coso Avenue; and, Castle Street between Union 

and Green Street 
L. ESTABLISH - 3-TON VEHICLE WEIGHT RESTRICTION EXCEPT ONE BLOCK ONLY 

FOR PICKUP OR DELIVERY ONLY - Jersey Street, between Castro and Church Street 
M. ESTABLISH -RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - 

SIDEWALK BULBS - Folsom Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 1 1 feet 



southerly; Cesar Chavez, south side, from Folsom Street to 1 6 feet easterly; Folsom Street, 
east side, from Precita Avenue to 1 3 feet northerly; Folsom Street, east side, from Precita 
Avenue to 16 feet southerly; Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from Harrison Street to 16 
feet easterly; and, Harrison Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 16 feet southerly. 

N. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB - Folsom Street, west side, from Precita Avenue to 15 
feet northerly 

O. ESTABLISH - BUS SIDEWALK BULB -Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from 
Harrison Street to 62 feet westerly 

P. RESCIND - 10-MINUTE SHORT-TERM PARKING (GREEN ) ZONE, 9 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB AND 
ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Folsom Street, west side, 
from Precita Avenue to 1 8 feet southerly 

Q. RESCIND - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7:30 -4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS AND 

ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 
BULB -Harrison Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 16 feet southerly 

R. INSTALL - SPEED HUMPS -Norfolk Street, between Folsom and Harrison Streets; and, 
Elizabeth Street, between Sanchez Street and Vicksburg Street. 

S. ESTABLISH -MUNI BUS ZONES -Avenue of the Palms, west side, from the Treasure 
Island Gate to 78 feet southerly; and, Avenue of the Palms, east side, from the Treasure 
Island Gate to 77 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 2 to the 
SFgo Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with PB Farradyne 
to assign the Agreement from PB Farradyne to Telvent Farradyne. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.4) Accepting from the 765 Market Street Center Association the gift of the construction of a 
traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson Streets and reimbursement of all costs to design, 
install and maintain the signal for it's useful life. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and Discussion of the FY05-FY06 Transportation Quality Review. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, quality review and SFMTA response.) (Debra Johnson) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Contract CS-139, Professional Engineering 
Services for the Radio System Replacement Project with Booz-Allen Hamilton for an amount not 
to exceed $3,626,921 and a term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Sunil Sadanand vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444065 filed on 8/15/05 for $250,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client matters 
in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



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MINUTES 

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
FEB I 4 2CC 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 lh Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



2:00 - REGULAR MEETING 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any 
person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell 
phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be 
placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the January 29, 2008 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer reported that there would be no CAC report. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan thanked staff for organizing the workshop. He suggested that the Board 
establish a three-member committee that would review the Strategic Plan; Transit Effectiveness 
Project and Revenue Panel recommendations; the Taxi Commission merger and Prop. A 
implementation. Vice Chairman Nolan will develop the idea and will bring it back to the board 
for discussion. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Mr. Amit Kothari and Mr. Richard Haygood presented the Institute of Transportation Engineers 
"Professional of the Year" award to Ricardo Olea. Ricardo Olea expressed his appreciation to 
ITE and SFMTA staff for the recognition. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to John Tynan, Supervisor, 
DPT Traffic Paint Division; Jeff Gary, Manager, Human Resource Division's Absence 
Management Unit; Sheila Johnson, Afternoon Yard Starter, Muni Woods Division; and Tony 
Aguilar, Supervisor Muni's Car Cleaning Unit. 

The Pedestrian Summit has been rescheduled to March 21 at request of pedestrian advocates who 
wanted more time to participate in the planning of the summit. It will be held from 9:00am - 
3:00pm at 1 South Van Ness Avenue. 

The FTA announced its ratings for New Starts funding. The Central Subway Project received an 
overall rating of "medium high". The Project is estimated to serve 78,000 transit customers and 
has a high level of local finance and support. The Project has received $56.75 million for 
Preliminary engineering and is scheduled to open in 2016. 

The Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit system received a "medium high" rating from the FTA Small 
Starts funding. The proposed price is estimated at $85-$90 million. The project calls for using 
new buses, building new stations and installing priority traffic signals. 

As of February 4, transit citations are no longer criminal citations for adult offenders. We 
streamlined the process to pay or protest at 1 1 South Van Ness Avenue. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto commended Mr. Olea and stated that Ricardo Olea deserves the recognition. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
None. 

9. Public Comment 

Norm Rolfe stated that last week's workshop wasn't convenient. The 29-line didn't look close 
on a map. For an agency that is supposed to promote the use of public transit, you would think 
that they would encourage the use of public transportation. Mr. Rolfe suggested the use of City 



1 1 all or a location in the vicinity of City Hall for future workshops. 

Barry Taranto stated that white zones need to be enforced. James Lee has gone out of his way to 
help but there must be constant enforcement to deal with the problems. Between 6 and 7 a.m. 
there are a lot of town cars in the white zones. PCO's should be checking taxi stands and white 
zones as part of their regular routine. Mr. Taranto would like to provide input on how the Taxi 
Commission transition can be achieved. There are a lot of people who board through the back 
door on the 14-Mission line. POP officers should get on the buses to stop rear door loading. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Lori Winning vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801443 filed on 12/12/07 for $9,637.84 

B. Joshua Arce vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800017 filed on 7/5/07 for $10,700 

C. Samira Kuduzovic vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800794 filed on 10/4/07 for $24,604.82 

D. Lisa Walsh, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #456443 filed on 9/22/06 for $33,000 

RESOLUTION 08-017 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7AM-6PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METER (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM- 
6PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 31st Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 
70 feet southerly and 220 feet northerly; 31st Avenue, west side, from Noriega Street to 69 
feet southerly and 55 feet northerly; 32nd Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 68 feet 
southerly and 94 feet northerly; and, 32nd Avenue, west side, from Noriega Street to 69 feet 
northerly and 73 feet southerly 

B. ESTABLISH - PARKING METER (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9AM-6PM, MONDAY 



THROUGH SATURDAY) - 33rd Avenue, east side, from Noriega Street to 88 feet southerly 
and 68 feet northerly 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "H" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Melba Avenue, both sides, between 
Eucalyptus Drive and Ocean Avenue 

D. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Charter Oak 
Avenue, east side, from 135 to 373 feet south of Industrial Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) -Wood Street, both sides, between Geary 
Boulevard and Lupine Street. 

F. UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - ESTABLISH - 100 block of Bartlett Street, 
south of the driveway for 1 125 Valencia Street 

G. RESCIND - MUNI POLE STOPS - 25th Avenue at Anza Street, northbound, southeast 
corner; 25th Avenue at Anza Street, southbound, northwest corner; 25th Avenue at Cabrillo 
Street, northbound, southeast corner; and, 25th Avenue at Cabrillo Street, southbound, 
northwest corner 

H. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES - 25th Avenue, east side, from Balboa Street to 100 feet 
southerly and 25th Avenue, west side, from Balboa Street to 100 feet northerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS -2 1 st Street, between Noe and Sanchez Streets 

J. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC ISLAND -Yerba Buena Ave. at Hazelwood and Casitas Ave. 

K. ESTABLISH - SPEED HUMPS - Precita Avenue between Shotwell Street and Emmet Court; 
Precita Avenue between Emmet Court and Coso Avenue; and, Castle Street between Union 
and Green Street 

L. ESTABLISH - 3-TON VEHICLE WEIGHT RESTRICTION EXCEPT ONE BLOCK ONLY 
FOR PICKUP OR DELIVERY ONLY - Jersey Street, between Castro and Church Street 

M. ESTABLISH -RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - 
SIDEWALK BULBS - Folsom Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 1 1 feet 
southerly; Cesar Chavez, south side, from Folsom Street to 16 feet easterly; Folsom Street, 
east side, from Precita Avenue to 13 feet northerly; Folsom Street, east side, from Precita 
Avenue to 16 feet southerly; Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from Harrison Street to 16 
feet easterly; and, Harrison Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 16 feet southerly. 

N. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB - Folsom Street, west side, from Precita Avenue to 15 
feet northerly 

O. ESTABLISH - BUS SIDEWALK BULB -Cesar Chavez Street, south side, from 
Harrison Street to 62 feet westerly 

P. RESCIND - 10-MINUTE SHORT-TERM PARKING (GREEN ) ZONE, 9 AM - 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB AND 
ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Folsom Street, west side, 
from Precita Avenue to 1 8 feet southerly 

Q. RESCIND - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7:30 -4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS AND 

ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 
BULB -Harrison Street, west side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 16 feet southerly 

R. INSTALL - SPEED HUMPS -Norfolk Street, between Folsom and Harrison Streets; and, 
Elizabeth Street, between Sanchez Street and Vicksburg Street. 



S. ESTABLISH -MUNI BUS ZONES -Avenue of the Palms, west side, from the Treasure 
Island Gate to 78 feet southerly; and, Avenue of the Palms, east side, from the Treasure 
Island Gate to 77 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-018 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 2 to the 
SFgo Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with PB Farradyne 
to assign the Agreement from PB Farradyne to Telvent Farradyne. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-019 

(10.4) Accepting from the 765 Market Street Center Association the gift of the construction of a 
traffic signal system at Third and Stevenson Streets and reimbursement of all costs to design, 
install and maintain the signal for it's useful life. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.4 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the signal will help a handful of people but will hurt thousands. The 
lights along that corridor are improperly timed at night. During conventions the area is jammed 
most of the day. There used to be a Parking Control Officer at New Montgomery and Market 
during peak hours but he is gone. We need to have someone there to stop pedestrians. Installing 
this traffic light without additional mitigation measures will just cause a mess. 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 
RESOLUTION 08-020 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and Discussion of the FY05-FY06 Transportation Quality Review. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, quality review and SFMTA response.) (Debra Johnson) 



Bonnie Nelson, Nelson/Nygaard presented the FY05-FY06 review. Travis Fox, Principle 
Administrative Analyst, External Affairs provided the SFMTA's response to the review and the 
implementation status of the FY03-FY04 recommendations. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A, stated that the report does not give the true picture. 
Everything falls on the operator. Passenger Service Reports increase when operators are absent. 
Overcrowding and rear door boarding are blamed on the driver. Operators can get ill because 
they put in double or triple headways. The report may say that there is 100% equipment 
availability at a particular moment, but a bus can break down two or three blocks from the yard. 
There are a lot of variables that the report doesn't show. 

No action was taken. 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Contract CS-139, Professional Engineering 
Services for the Radio System Replacement Project with Booz- Allen Hamilton for an amount not 
to exceed $3,626,921 and a term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-021 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 3:41 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss and take action on 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Sunil Sadanand vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444065 filed on 8/15/05 for $250,000 

RESOLUTION 08-022 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray and Nolan 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss attorney-client matters 
in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 3:55 p.m. 



14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Sunil Sadanand 
case with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the case. The board also 
met in closed session to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as defendant. No action was 
taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
On motion to not disclose the information discussed: 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:57 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 






DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FEB 1 4 2038 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,n Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
C enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 






ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 
-February 5, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. BART vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #465729 filed on 8/2/07 for $2,499.99 

B. Sade Johnson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801359 filed on 12/4/07 for $5,255.20 

C. Alicia Montross/CSAA Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801078 filed on 1 1/5/07 for $5,377 

D. Joon Lee/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800406 filed on 8/20/07 for $6,652.19 

E. Ruben Cerda/State Farm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #8030102 for 12/1 1/08 for $10,208.58 

F. Melinda Botton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459264 filed on 1/3/07 for $13,500 

G. Nicole Kramm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800532 filed on 9/4/07 for $20,000 
II. Lyell Amora vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06457844 filed on 1 1/13/06 for $25,000 
1. Castro Theatre, Unlitigated Claim #801595 filed on 12/31/07 for $27,657.50 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Yerba Buena Avenue, north 
side, from the Miraloma Drive crosswalk to 35 feet westerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Persia Avenue, south side, from Paris Street 
to 31 feet westerly and Lisbon Street, west side, from Silver Avenue to 75 feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - McCoppin Street, 
south side, from 25 feet east of Stevenson Street to 25 feet west of Jessie Street 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Jessie Street, west side, from 
McCoppin Street to 108 feet southerly; Stevenson Street, east side, from McCoppin Street 
to 228 feet southerly; Elgin Park, west side, from Duboce Avenue to 1 14 feet northerly. 

E. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Jessie Street, east side, from McCoppin Street to 
40 feet southerly; Stevenson Street, west side, from McCoppin Street to 160 feet southerly; 
Elgin Park, east side, from Duboce Avenue to 46 feet northerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Divisadero Street, east side, 
from Gear}' Boulevard to 83 feet southerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK WIDENING - Beckett Street, east side, from 47 feet to 232 
feet north of Jackson Street and Wentworth Place, west side, from 47 feet to 237 feet north 
of Washington Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Wentworth Place, west side, 
from Washington Street to Jackson Street. 

I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 27th Avenue, west side, from 
driveway of 671 27th Avenue to 5.5 feet northerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN -Ocean Avenue, eastbound at Howth Street. 

K. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS - Armstrong Avenue, 
westbound, at 3rd Street. 

L. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS -Wayland Street at Girard Street, stopping Wayland Street,; 
18th Street and San Carlos Street, stopping San Carlos Street; Byxbee and Shields 
Streets, stopping Shields Street; Ralston and Shields Streets, stopping Shields Street; 
Ostego and Santa Ynez Avenues, stopping Santa Ynez Avenue; Marview Way and Palo 
Alto Avenue, stopping westbound Palo Alto Avenue; Annapolis Terrace at Turk 
Boulevard; Roselyn Terrace at Turk Boulevard; Kittredge Terrace at Turk Boulevard; 
Temescal Terrace at Turk Boulevard; Delano and Santa Ynez Avenues, stopping Delano 
Avenue; and Delano and San Juan Avenues, stopping Delano Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file applications for funding under 
the FTA Section 5307, FTA Section 5309 FG, and/or Surface Transportation Program of SAFETEA- 
LU in the amount of $59,403,1 16 for the Central Control & Communications Facility; Subway 
Public Announcement & Passenger Display Systems Replacement; Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation Program; Cable Car Vehicle Renovation; Escalator Rehabilitation; Historic Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Motor Coach Replacement - 45-40' Alternate Fuels Vehicles; Overhead 
Rehabilitation Program; Rail Replacement Program; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment 
Rehabilitation and Replacement; Wayside/Central Train Control Program; Woods Division Vehicle 
Lifts Rehabilitation and Replacement; Miscellaneous; Security Improvements & Graffiti Prevention 
and Neoplan Clean Diesel Vehicle Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $36,000 in Regional TFCA 
funds for the 7 th Avenue Traffic Calming Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Amending seven resolutions previously adopted by the SFMTA Board of Directors by 
deleting language regarding required approval by the Board of Supervisors to accept and expend the 
requested grant funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Agreement Modification No. 1 to 
Contract No. 4128-06/07, Environmental Review of the Bicycle Plan Projects to Wilbur Smith 
Associates for an additional amount not to exceed $176,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$476,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Selecting the Central Subway Project Alternative 3B, Fourth/Stockton Alignment with semi- 
exclusive surface rail operations on Fourth Street as the Locally Preferred Alternative. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, alternative alignment and financial plan.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
CS-149, Professional Program Management and Construction Management Services for Central 
Subway, Third Street Light Rail Project Phase 2, to evaluate proposals and to negotiate a contract 
with the selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $82,000,000, and for a term not to exceed 
five years with an option to extend the term for an additional five years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, RFP and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management firm 
for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union Square Garages, and authorizing 
its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 



14. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management 
firm for the management of the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, and authorizing its release by the City of 
San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

1 5. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management 
firm for the management of the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage, and authorizing its release 
by the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

1 6. Recommending that the SFMTA Executive Director/CEO request the Director of the Office 
of Contract Administration to execute Contract Modification No. 4 to Contract No. 86091, 
Security Guard Services (Armed and Unarmed) for the Revenue & Cost Accounting Sections to 
increase the total contract value by $1,360,000, for a total contract amount of $13,600,000 and 
extend the term of the contract through August 31, 2008 or until a new security guard services 
contract is awarded. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

1 7. Presentation and discussion regarding a pilot program for free standing information kiosks. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

1 8. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. (No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to establish and approve special event parking rates 
at SFMTA administered off-street parking facilities under certain conditions including: the 
special event rate may either be available to the general public or may be limited to attendees of a 
special event sponsored or benefiting a not-for-profit, charitable organization or association; 
attendees at these events may be required to present evidence of attendance; the event occurs 
within a half mile of the parking facility; the rate must not breach any contractual obligations or 
City rules and regulations; the rate must be in effect only on the day(s) and time(s) of the special 
event; the rate must not be less than twenty percent of or more than the posted eight hour rate; 
and the rate must not exceed fourteen consecutive days without approval by the SFMTA Board 
of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

20. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 



3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Estate of Edward Badelalla vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #457289 filed on 10/24/06 for $750,000 

B. Gary Parent, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Claim #445170 filed on 9/26/05 for $250,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

21. Announcement of Closed Session. 

22. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 

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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



MINUTES 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 



<7 Tuesday, February 19, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall FEB 2 8 2008 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place o » * . , 

"if** SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 

2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,n Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 * Fax: 415.7014502 « www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

c luirman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the February 5, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.1 C, the Alice Montross claim and the discussion 
regarding anticipated litigation in closed session had been removed from the agenda at the 
request of the City Attorney's office. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan stated that he hopes to have the report regarding an executive policy 
oversight committee ready for the next meeting. This committee will assist the Board in being 
more efficient. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Ford welcomed Directors Jerry Lee and Bruce Oka to the SFMTA 
Board. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford announced the unveiling of the Connected Bus that highlights the 
use of technology to make our City greener. San Francisco is one of three cities worldwide 
chosen to participate in the program. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, and Bill Hooper, Clear Channel, provided an update on the 
status of the Transit Shelter Agreement. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the CAC's recommendations and welcomed 
Directors Lee and Oka to the Board. 

9. Public Comment 

Barry Taranto welcomed the new directors and expressed hope that the board will be able to 
improve how taxi service is provided. He stated that the issue regarding enforcement of white 
zones is at an all-time high. Town cars are blocking a taxi's ability to carry passengers at every 
hotel during the day and in the evenings, particularly during conventions. Mr. Taranto insisted 
that the SFMTA hire one more PCO to tag white zone violators in evening. The SFMTA doesn't 
need bus rapid transit. They just need better enforcement of double parked cars during peak 
hours. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. BART vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #465729 filed on 8/2/07 for $2,499.99 

B. Sade Johnson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801359 filed on 12/4/07 for $5,255.20 



C. Alicia Montross/CSAA Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801078 filed on 1 1/5/07 for $5,377 

D. Joon Lee/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800406 filed on 8/20/07 for $6,652.19 

E. Ruben Cerda/State Farm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #8030102 for 12/11/08 for $10,208.58 

F. Melinda Botton vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459264 filed on 1/3/07 for $13,500 

G. Nicole Kramm vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800532 filed on 9/4/07 for $20,000 
H. Lyell Amora vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06457844 filed on 1 1/13/06 for $25,000 
I. Castro Theatre, Unlitigated Claim #801595 filed on 12/31/07 for $27,657.50 

Item 10.1 C was removed from the agenda. 

RESOLUTION 08-023 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Yerba Buena Avenue, north 
side, from the Miraloma Drive crosswalk to 35 feet westerly. 

B. ESTABLISH - NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Persia Avenue, south side, from Paris Street 
to 3 1 feet westerly and Lisbon Street, west side, from Silver Avenue to 75 feet southerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - McCoppin Street, 
south side, from 25 feet east of Stevenson Street to 25 feet west of Jessie Street 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Jessie Street, west side, from 
McCoppin Street to 108 feet southerly; Stevenson Street, east side, from McCoppin Street 
to 228 feet southerly; Elgin Park, west side, from Duboce Avenue to 1 14 feet northerly. 

E. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Jessie Street, east side, from McCoppin Street to 
40 feet southerly; Stevenson Street, west side, from McCoppin Street to 160 feet southerly; 
Elgin Park, east side, from Duboce Avenue to 46 feet northerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Divisadero Street, east side, 
from Geary Boulevard to 83 feet southerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK WIDENING - Beckett Street, east side, from 47 feet to 232 
feet north of Jackson Street and Wentworth Place, west side, from 47 feet to 237 feet north 
of Washington Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Wentworth Place, west side, 
from Washington Street to Jackson Street. 

I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - 27th Avenue, west side, from 
driveway of 671 27th Avenue to 5.5 feet northerly. 

J. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN -Ocean Avenue, eastbound at Howth Street. 

K. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN AFTER BALLPARK EVENTS - Armstrong Avenue, 
westbound, at 3rd Street. 

L. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS -Wayland Street at Girard Street, stopping Wayland Street,; 
18th Street and San Carlos Street, stopping San Carlos Street; Byxbee and Shields 
Streets, stopping Shields Street; Ralston and Shields Streets, stopping Shields Street; 
Ostego and Santa Ynez Avenues, stopping Santa Ynez Avenue; Marview Way and Palo 
Alto Avenue, stopping westbound Palo Alto Avenue; Annapolis Terrace at Turk 
Boulevard; Roselyn Terrace at Turk Boulevard; Kittredge Terrace at Turk Boulevard; 



Temescal Terrace at Turk Boulevard; Delano and Santa Ynez Avenues, stopping Delano 
Avenue; and Delano and San Juan Avenues, stopping Delano Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-024 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file applications for funding under 
the FTA Section 5307, FTA Section 5309 FG, and/or Surface Transportation Program of SAFETEA- 
LU in the amount of $59,403,1 16 for the Central Control & Communications Facility; Subway 
Public Announcement & Passenger Display Systems Replacement; Cable Car Infrastructure 
Rehabilitation Program; Cable Car Vehicle Renovation; Escalator Rehabilitation; Historic Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Motor Coach Replacement - 45-40' Alternate Fuels Vehicles; Overhead 
Rehabilitation Program; Rail Replacement Program; Wayside Fare Collection Equipment 
Rehabilitation and Replacement; Wayside/Central Train Control Program; Woods Division Vehicle 
Lifts Rehabilitation and Replacement; Miscellaneous; Security Improvements & Graffiti Prevention 
and Neoplan Clean Diesel Vehicle Rehabilitation. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-025 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $36,000 in Regional TFCA 
funds for the 7 Avenue Traffic Calming Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-026 

(10.5) Amending seven resolutions previously adopted by the SFMTA Board of Directors by 
deleting language regarding required approval by the Board of Supervisors to accept and expend the 
requested grant funds. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-027 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Agreement Modification No. 1 to 
Contract No. 4128-06/07, Environmental Review of the Bicycle Plan Projects to Wilbur Smith 
Associates for an additional amount not to exceed $176,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$476,000. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-028 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 C removed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Selecting the Central Subway Project Alternative 3B, Fourth/Stockton Alignment with semi- 
exclusive surface rail operations on Fourth Street as the Locally Preferred Alternative. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, alternative alignment and financial plan.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

John Funghi, Project Manager, Central Subway Project, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Mr. Zhong, CTA President, stated that the CTA has 600 members who support the Central Subway. 
Chinatown is very popular for national tourism and it's important to have the subway come to 
Chinatown. Residents want to have better transitions. This will boost our economy and will bring 
more people to shop in Chinatown. Buses are too crowded. This will relieve congestion on 
Stockton Street. Please support the project. 

Linda Mjellem, Union Square Association, expressed support for the Central Subway Project. The 
Fourth St. alignment makes sense for a number of reasons. They have one objection regarding the 
plan to place the stairway on the east side of Geary. There is very little passageway even with a bulb 
out. That plan should be deleted. Ms. Mjellem urged the SFMTA to continue to work with the 
architects of Union Square to insure that any structures are complementary to the design of Union 
Square. The project team has done a wonderful job of reaching out to all communities. 

Mark Guth, Blatteis & Schnur, stated that they bought a building at Market and Ellis which is 
undergoing a major remodel. The Central Subway plans show that a portion of their basement will 
be required by the SFMTA for utilities. Mr. Guth asked the Board to direct their engineers that work 
will be done entirely under the pavement or will not require the building owners to remove our 
equipment. 

Art Michel, Central Subway Community Advisory Group, expressed support for the project. Il 
compliments the current east-west subway. Their main concern is with two car platforms. If we 
block ourselves in, we can't expand in the future. We don't know what will develop in 15-20 years. 
Mr. Michel stated that it's a good project but it would be better if it served Fisherman's Wharf and 
North Beach but realizes that funds aren't available at this time. 

Rose Fak, Chinese Chamber of Commerce, stated that 24 years ago transportation staff discussed 
this project with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. They have always been involved in the 
discussions about bringing the line into Chinatown and have carried the bulk of the weight in 
pushing this project through. Chinatown should get exactly what Union Square is getting with 
respect to platform length. 



Gordon Chin, Chinatown Community Development Center, stated that they have been working on 
this project for a long time and are overjoyed to be at this point. Mr. Chin expressed appreciation for 
a tremendous project. Much progress has been made since Mr. Ford came to San Francisco. There 
are still areas of concern. Mr. Chin urged the Board to support the alignment and the RFP for 
construction design. 

Harvey Louie, President, Chinatown TRIP, stated that they wholeheartedly support this alternative. 
This is a good solution for traffic congestion, parking, pedestrian safety and connectivity. During 
commute hours, Chinatown and especially Stockton Street are very congested. 

David Chiu, expressed appreciation to staff. After 25 years, 150 community meetings, 17,000 
signatures and countless hours of analysis, it is time to turn this project into a reality. He stated that 
the Central Subway Citizen's Advisory Group is in strong support of moving forward with the 
Central Subway project and the decision to make the 4B alternative the locally preferred alternative. 

Amy Chung, Chinatown Merchant, stated that bus routes have been notoriously overcrowded. There 
is no room on the streets and trucks can't get through. Fix this leg of the Muni and you will fix 
congestion in the rest of the city. Ms. Chung asked the SFMTA to extend capacity to make sure our 
future is taken care of. A single exit may create a problem due to all the foot traffic at one location. 

Donna Chen, Ping Yuen Resident Improvement Association, stated that they have supported this 
project for 20 years. Please support 3B. We have a large number of passengers who depend on 
Muni daily but the buses are crowded. This will speed things up 

Arnold Lee, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, expressed support for light rail on 
Stockton St. He added that we need to think about the future in terms of the Chinatown station. 
Buses are currently full and two car trains will not be enough. 

Larry Yee, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, stated that they have been advocating for 
this project for many years. Please support Alternative 3B. This will be safer and will relieve a 
heavily traveled corridor where people are at risk. Please move the resolution forward. 

Eddy Zheng, Community Youth Center stated that safety is important and violence can happen at 
crowded stations and bus stops. Many new immigrants face language barriers and must use public 
transportation. It is important to work together to make this a reality. 

Bonnie Shiu, Visitaction Valley Parents Association, stated that they were proud of the progress 
made. Families, seniors, children make this commute daily. Ms. Shiu requested that the SFMTA 
keep the community engaged to ensure smooth progress. 

Benjamin Lee, Chinese Photographic Society, stated that he wanted to address the public art of the 
Chinatown station. This vote is a foregone conclusion that we're gong to get this station. 
Chinatown artists envision the Chinatown station as living art museum. He expressed hope that 
there will be a permanent gallery for art exhibitions. 



Sabine Chen, Chinese Cultural Center expressed support for the 3B Alternative. The Chinatown 
Station will be an integral part of the community. The community needs to have ownership of the 
public art in that station and must be kept engaged in the choice of the public art that will be 
displayed. 

1 toward Strassner stated that Board members shouldn't select the best route of a bad project. Picking 
a route based on a false premise is the wrong choice. Congestion charging has reduced traffic in 
London. This is no way to build a subway. 

Norman Fong stated they gathered 17,000 signatures in support of the project. This is the only way 
to address congestion on Stockton Street. The North Beach community supports this project. 

Michael Kwok, S.F. Elders, stated that they need accessible and working transportation. We need to 
make elevators fully accessible. This is a vision project and hopes it will be fully accessible. Mr. 
Kwok requested that the Board support the project. 

Richard Dreyer stated that they're working on a retail project on the north east corner of Stockton 
and Union Square. There is not adequate space for an access stairway at that location. 

David Schoenbrun, TransDef, stated that TransDef is extremely troubled by this project and they 
don't believe it is the best method of providing the mobility that residents of Chinatown need. A 
shallower tunnel serving trolley buses would benefit Chinatown and other bus lines in the northern 
part of the city. This won't achieve the level of ridership expected due to time it takes to get to the 
platforms. 

RESOLUTION 08-029 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

The Board took a five minute break. 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
CS-149, Professional Program Management and Construction Management Services for Central 
Subway, Third Street Light Rail Project Phase 2, to evaluate proposals and to negotiate a contract 
with the selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $82,000,000, and for a term not to exceed 
five years with an option to extend the term for an additional five years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, RFP and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 



Chairman McCray requested that the proposers are made aware of the SFMTA's commitment to 
maximum diversity and expressed hope that the proposals will reflect the city's diverse population. 

Exec. Director Ford called attention to the Board's Communication Policy which sets parameters for 
potential bidders and proposers. This will be a competitive process and potential bidders/proposers 
may only contact the person named in the RFP. 

RESOLUTION 08-030 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

13. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management firm 
for the combined management of the Sutter Stockton and the Union Square Garages, and authorizing 
its release by the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

Chairman McCray requested that items 13,14 and 15 be called together. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENTS: 

Spencer Sechler, CityPark, expressed appreciation for the changes in the RFPs. This will allow 
quality parking operators to be included in the process. Mr. Sechler suggested that the RFPs be 
released in a staggered fashion which will also allow for these garages to not be undergoing a 
transition to a different provider at the same time. Mr. Sechler also request that the word 
"audited" in the Fifth and Mission RFP be removed to comply with the spirit of the changes. 

Jim Homback thanked the Board for the process and for the changes. The changes were 
reasonable, and staff was responsive to us. Mr. Hornback requested a staged release of the RFPs. 

RESOLUTION 08-031 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

14. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management 
firm for the management of the Ellis-O'Farrell Garage, and authorizing its release by the City of 
San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 



RESOLUTION 08-032 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

15. Approving the Request for Proposals for the selection of a professional parking management 
firm for the management of the Fifth & Mission/Yerba Buena Garage, and authorizing its release 
by the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-033 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

16. Recommending that the SFMTA Executive Director/CEO request the Director of the Office 
of Contract Administration to execute Contract Modification No. 4 to Contract No. 86091, 
Security Guard Services (Armed and Unarmed) for the Revenue & Cost Accounting Sections to 
increase the total contract value by $1,360,000, for a total contract amount of $13,600,000 and 
extend the term of the contract through August 31, 2008 or until a new security guard services 
contract is awarded. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-034 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

17. Presentation and discussion regarding a pilot program for free standing information kiosks. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Murray Bond, Manager, Strategic Communications, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

18. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA' s FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. (No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

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No public comment. 

In response to a question by Vice Chairman Nolan, E.D. Ford stated that staff will cost out those 
Blue Ribbon Committee recommendations that we contemplate moving forward on and provide 
options for FY 10. 

Chairman McCray requested a prioritized list of all programs requested by each division for 
FY09. 

Director Beach requested that, to the extent possible, staff provide reports prior to the March 4 th 
meeting. 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to establish and approve special event parking rates 
at SFMTA administered off-street parking facilities under certain conditions including: the 
special event rate may either be available to the general public or may be limited to attendees of a 
special event sponsored or benefiting a not-for-profit, charitable organization or association; 
attendees at these events may be required to present evidence of attendance; the event occurs 
within a half mile of the parking facility; the rate must not breach any contractual obligations or 
City rules and regulations; the rate must be in effect only on the day(s) and time(s) of the special 
event; the rate must not be less than twenty percent of or more than the posted eight hour rate; 
and the rate must not exceed fourteen consecutive days without approval by the SFMTA Board 
of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-035 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

20. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION - 4:49 p.m. 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:51 p.m. 

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2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
John Kennedy, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Estate of Edward Badelalla vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #457289 filed on 10/24/06 for $750,000 
RESOLUTION 08-036 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

B. Gary Parent, vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. Claim #445170 filed on 9/26/05 for $250,000 
RESOLUTION 08-037 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 



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4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant As plaintiff # 

This item was removed from the agenda at the request of the City Attorney. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:01 p.m. 

21. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the Board met in closed session to discuss the Badelalla and 
Parent cases with the City Attorney. The Board voted unanimously to settle the cases. 

22. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:02 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the Municipal Transportation 
Agency Board of Directors 

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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 2 8 ZGG8 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ f n Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
( roodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
(. 'enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
ai e: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission- Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 70M485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-February 19, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

(6.1) Election of SFMTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to SFMTA Rules of 
Order 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - The Embarcadero, westbound approach, 
from Powell Street to 170 feet easterly 

B. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Laguna Street to Buchanan Street (one block) 

C. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING AND ESTABLISH - 
DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Kansas Street, west side, from 26th Street 
to 133 feet northerly 

D. INSTALL - MEDIAN ISLAND - Kansas Street, north of 26th Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME BUS ZONE, 5 AM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY-Rivera Street, south side, from 46th Avenue to 98 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 28th Street, both sides, between Church and 
Dolores Streets 

G. RESCIND - MUNI BUS STOP (6:30 AM TO 6:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) 
AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS STOP (6 AM TO 7:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY) - Kearny Street, east side, between Pacific Avenue and Nottingham Place 

H. RESCIND - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE (6:30 PM TO 2 AM, 

EVERYDAY) - Kearny Street, east side, from 1 1 feet south of Nottingham Place to 44 feet 
southerly 

I. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Faxon Avenue and Southwood Drive, around 
the island; Powhattan Avenue, north side, between Gates and Folsom Streets; Powhattan 
Avenue, south side, between Folsom and Banks Streets; Powhattan Avenue, north side, 
between Banks and Prentiss Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURNS, 1 1 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY - 25 th Avenue, northbound, 
at Geary Boulevard (as part of proposal to reduce the number of lanes on 25 th Avenue from 4 
to 3 lanes) (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Master Service Agreements for elevator 
and escalator maintenance with Otis Elevator Company in an amount not to exceed $1,870,000 for a 
term of five years; with Schindler Elevator Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2,167,61 1 for a 
term of five years; and with KONE in an amount not to exceed $625,000 for a term of five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreements.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the award of Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 1387J: Contract 58 New Traffic Signals, to Phoenix Electric for a total contract 
amount not to exceed $1,283,849. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an Agreement to accept $130,000 
from the State of California for conversion of the traffic signals at Silver Avenue/San Bruno 
Avenue and Silver Avenue/Bayshore intersections to City standards and to assume the obligation 
to operate, control and maintain the traffic signal systems. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.6) Approving the plan for the emergency work in the Twin Peaks Tunnel, including Contract 
Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction 
Project, with Shimmick Construction Company in the amount of $1,649,589, with an extension of the 
Contract term of 76 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and discussion of the Transit Effectiveness Project's draft proposals regarding 
Muni service and route changes. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Julie 
Kirschbaum) 

12. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. (No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Humberto Dominguez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on7/3 1/2003 for $21,000,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 



CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 
Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 
To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
' y / 0? 2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 1 h 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 m Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 * www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

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On motion to approve the minutes of the February 19, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.6 regarding the emergency work in the Twin Peaks 
Tunnel had been removed from the Consent Calendar and will be considered separately. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information regarding the use of hybrid buses in the South East 
sector of San Francisco. 

Chairman McCray announced that Enid Lim, the SFMTA's inaugural Vice Chairman, passed 
away. She served on the SFMTA Board from inception until 2003. 

Vice Chairman Nolan reviewed the memo regarding the establishment of a Policy and 
Governance Committee. Chairman McCray directed that the item be calendared for discussion at 

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the March 18 meeting. 

(6.1) Election of SFMTA Board Chairman and Vice Chairman pursuant to SFMTA Rules of 
Order 

On motion to elect James McCray as Chairman: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 
On motion to elect Tom Nolan as Vice Chairman: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Jessie Katz, Executive 
Assistant, Transportation Planning and Development; Jay Lu, Public Information Officer, 
External Affairs; York Kwan, Rail Training Manager, Muni Service Delivery; and Muwafaq 
Sheikh, Transit Operator, Muni Service Delivery. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford announced that due to the current state budget crisis, the Governor 
approved mid-year budget cuts which redirected transportation funds to the state general fund. 
This sets a bad precedent for state transit funding. The FY09 budget is positive for transportation 
but the challenge will be to keep the funds in budget. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford announced that the "March Madness" competition. There are 16 
teams competing and the winner will be presented to the Board at a future meeting. 

The Annual Rail Rodeo will take place at the Green Light Rail Facility on March 15, 2008. There 
will be eight operators and four maintainer teams competing. The winners will compete in the 
International Rail Rodeo competition on May 31, 2008. 

Executive Director Ford reported that there has been an increase in operator assaults and broken 
windows, particularly in the evenings, on the 54 and 44 lines. Operators report that young teens 
and adults are throwing objects. The Police Department, Muni Service Delivery and Security & 
Enforcement are taking action to resolve this matter. 

Due to damage from the January storm, repairs have been scheduled for the J-line overhead 
system. Work performed on the outbound side at Dolores Park last weekend went smoothly. 
Work on the inbound side will take place this weekend. J-Line service will be provided by 
shuttle buses. 



1 he Pay by Cell pilot program was scheduled to end on Feb 29 but has been extended on a month 
to month basis. This extension will allow the SFMTA to do more evaluation on the impact of 
the pilot program on revenue, compliance and enforcement. 

Deputy Chief Tony Parra discussed white zone enforcement in the downtown area. 

Director Heinicke requested that staff look into whether PCO's could check to see if limousines 
were picking up taxi fares. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer reported that at 1:15pm, an outbound J-Church vehicle 
was struck by a private vehicle. The driver of the vehicle has been transported to the hospital and 
is in the critical division. The SFMTA is providing shuttle service while the SFPD investigates 
the incident. There are no reported injuries at this time. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-250A welcomed new board members. He stated that they are 
working with Chief Operating Officer Ken McDonald and staff to improve safety on the 54 and 
44 lines. 

Francisco DaCosta stated that over 25% of San Francisco's youth live in the Bayview Hunter's 
Point neighborhoods. If we don't focus on youth and give them the ability to go to school and 
return home safely, we are doing a disservice. He encouraged Mr. Ford to visit schools and ask 

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Norman Rolfe stated that we're getting short changed by the state government. He suggested 
reinstating the vehicle license fee which would bring about four billion a year. This would go a 
long way toward restoration of funds for public transit and would fix the hole in the budget. Poor 
people don't own cars and if they do, their car is worth next to nothing. People who own luxury 
cars would bear these costs. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Peter Ehrlich welcomed Bruce Oka to the Board and stated that Director Oka is very deserving. 
He stated that he has known Director Oka since the early 1980's when Muni first had accessible 
buses. He will be a credit to the Board. 

Andy Thornley, SF Bicycle Coalition, stated that the City Charter obliges the SFMTA to 
establish and maintain a network of continuous bike routes throughout the city. Route 30 has a 



dangerous condition at the Masonic and Fell intersection. The SFMTA should create a separate 
left turn lane from Fell onto Masonic. The Mayor and the Board of Supervisors have asked that 
the SFMTA bring it up. We need this dedicated turn phase to make it safe for pedestrians and 
cyclists. CEQA provides for an emergency exemption for taking action when there is impending 
danger. Mr. Thornley urged the Board to tell staff to take action and to schedule a hearing at 
their soonest opportunity. 

Susan King stated that the Bicycle Advisory Committee discussed the Masonic and Fell Street 
intersection and had been presented a petition by people who made compelling arguments for 
fixing the intersection. Cars headed west on Fell make a left-turn across a bike path. This is a 
dangerous situation for users of this path including seniors, mothers with baby strollers, walkers 
and joggers. We need to install a dedicated signal. 

Rachel Kraai, Fix Masonic Community Group, stated that they presented a petition with over 500 
signatures requesting improvements to the area and to the Fell/Masonic intersection in particular. 
People are scared to use that intersection. It's one of the top five intersections for collisions. 
This is an emergency situation. Ms. Kraai urged the SFMTA to make improvements and to add 
this matter as an agenda item at the next meeting. 

Mariana Parreiras stated that they would like to get traffic calming measures implemented along 
Masonic. She invited the Board to see the heavy use of the park and to observe the dangerous 
condition at this intersection. The San Francisco Police Department has said that the city has one 
of highest pedestrian injury rates in the country. We can't walk more if it isn't safe. Please take 
up the issue of pedestrian safety as a whole and start with the Masonic/Fell intersection. 

Mark Christiansen, Founder, Fix Masonic, stated that there are several intersections on Masonic 
Ave. that are "pain points". This intersection is dangerous and during rush hour there are many 
close calls. 

Caitlin Kelly Henry, Safety Network, called on the Board to take action on the dangerous 
condition at Masonic and Fell. Ms. Henry has spoken with many neighbors who have concerns 
about safety. They request installation of a phased timing. Ms. Henry stated that the Mayor and 
the Board of Supervisors have unanimously called for action. 

Barry Taranto congratulated enforcement staff for wanting to be more diligent regarding white 
zones and suggest a warning period to alert people that white zones would be enforced. Mr. 
Taranto stated that the SFMTA/Taxi merger is a "folding" that needed public input. Revenues 
from the taxi industry are to be used to fund the taxi division. Stakeholders should have more of 
a say as to how the folding will take place. Mr. Taranto expressed concern that the person who 
would be replacing Adrienne Frazier have the experience and work history to do the job. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 



Al'IM [CABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - The Embarcadero, westbound approach, 
from Powell Street to 170 feet easterly 

B. RESCIND - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING, 7 AM - 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Oak Street, north side, from Laguna Street to Buchanan Street (one block) 

C. RESCIND - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING AND ESTABLISH - 
DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Kansas Street, west side, from 26th Street 
to 133 feet northerly 

D. INSTALL - MEDIAN ISLAND - Kansas Street, north of 26th Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME BUS ZONE, 5 AM TO 7 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY-Rivera Street, south side, from 46th Avenue to 98 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 

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Dolores Streets 

G. RESCIND - MUNI BUS STOP (6:30 AM TO 6:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) 
AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS STOP (6 AM TO 7:30 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY) - Kearny Street, east side, between Pacific Avenue and Nottingham Place 

H. RESCIND - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE (6:30 PM TO 2 AM, 

EVERYDAY) - Kearny Street, east side, from 1 1 feet south of Nottingham Place to 44 feet 
southerly 

I. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Faxon Avenue and Southwood Drive, around 
the island; Powhattan Avenue, north side, between Gates and Folsom Streets; Powhattan 
Avenue, south side, between Folsom and Banks Streets; Powhattan Avenue, north side, 
between Banks and Prentiss Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Items 10.1 A and I were severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.1 A: 

Peter Ehrlich stated that the intersection at Embarcadero and Powell was a notoriously high accident 
intersection for F-line cars. He expressed concern regarding how this change would improve 






matters. (Following Mr. Yee's report, Mr. Ehrlich rescinded his objection to the action being taken.) 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic reviewed the plan. 

On motion to approve Item 10.1 A: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Item 10.11: 

Ken Piper requested that Board delete the establishment of "No Parking Anytime" on Faxon and 
Southwood. Mr. Piper stated that cars will go faster if you establish "No Parking" in the area. This 
item should be coordinated with the two traffic calming plans for the area. Mr. Piper expressed 
concern that this will result in more traffic and the area will be less safe. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic reviewed the plan and recommended that the establishment 
of "No Parking Anytime" on Faxon and Southwood Drive be removed. 

On motion to sever the establishment of "No Parking Anytime" on Faxon and Southwood Drive 
from Item 10.1 I and table the item: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

On the motion to approve 10.1 I (Establishment of "No Parking Anytime" on Faxon and Southwood 

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ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

RESOLUTION 08-040 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURNS, 1 1 AM TO 7 PM, EVERYDAY - 25 th Avenue, northbound, 
at Geary Boulevard (as part of proposal to reduce the number of lanes on 25 th Avenue from 4 
to 3 lanes) (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Items 10.2 A was severed at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that this is a big change and there hasn't been enough mitigation during times of 
heavy traffic. He stated that the SFMTA needs to eliminate parking during peak periods to allow 
cars to make right turns and expressed concern that this plan hasn't been fleshed out enough. Staff 
needs to look at signal timing and peak period usage. 



Beth lew is. President, 25 th Avenue Neighborhood Association, stated that the neighborhood had been 
working on this for three years. This area is unsafe and there have been many accidents in the area. 
The Board has previously approved the re-striping project. There is wide community support for the 
left turn on Geary. 

Andy Thornley expressed appreciation for a project that will make 25 th Avenue safer. This helps the 
29 line to run faster and safer. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic presented the staff report. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

RESOLUTION 08-041 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Master Service Agreements for elevator 
and escalator maintenance with Otis Elevator Company in an amount not to exceed $1,870,000 for a 
term of five years; with Schindler Elevator Corporation in an amount not to exceed $2,167,61 1 for a 
term of five years; and with KONE in an amount not to exceed $625,000 for a term of five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreements.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-042 

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Contract No. 1387J: Contract 58 New Traffic Signals, to Phoenix Electric for a total contract amount 
not to exceed $1,283,849. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial 
plan.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-043 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an Agreement to accept $130,000 from the 
State of California for conversion of the traffic signals at Silver Avenue/San Bruno Avenue and Silver 
Avenue/Bayshore intersections to City standards and to assume the obligation to operate, control and 
maintain the traffic signal systems. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-044 

(10.6) Approving the plan for the emergency work in the Twin Peaks Tunnel, including Contract 
Modification No. 6 to Contract No. MR-1210, Muni Metro System Subway Overhead Reconstruction 
Project, with Shimmick Construction Company in the amount of $1,649,589, with an extension of the 
Contract term of 76 calendar days. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Carter Rohan) 



Item 10.6 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the Board. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation and Planning Development presented the staff 
report. 

On motion to approve Item 10.6: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 
RESOLUTION 08-045 
On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1 A and I, 10.2 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

The Board took a short recess. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion of the Transit Effectiveness Project's draft proposals regarding 
Muni service and route changes. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Julie 
Kirschbaum) 

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Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the Board be informed about the input received from the 
community. 

Chairman McCray expressed appreciation on behalf of the Board for the hard work that went into 
the project and requested the schedule of community meetings as well as the list of individuals, 
organizations and community groups who would be invited to attend the meetings. 

Director Heinicke suggested that staff consider targeted information for the neighborhoods that 
will be affected by route changes and discontinuances. 

Director Black stated that she could be helpful with the school district and the Board of 
Education. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rafael Cabrera, TWU, Local 250-A, stated that they are pleased to hear that the TEP is moving. 
TWU members suffered in 2005 due to service cuts. He expressed appreciation to the SFMTA's 
outreach efforts and added that internal outreach is the most important. 

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1 )avid Kingston expressed support for the TEP. He stated that it's a struggle to live in San 
Francisco and he can't afford a car. For young people, having a bus stop within a third of a mile 
of our start and end points is okay. Mr. Kingston stated that he supports the plan including route 
closures. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU, Local 250- A, thanked the SFMTA for this study and expressed 
appreciation for looking at how to get passengers from Point A to Point B in a quick and safe 
manner. Mr. Lum suggested that a line by line analysis of the changes would be useful to 
educate operators about the changes. Staff needs to be conscious about extending transit lines. 
Enforcement needs to be beefed up with increased fines and towing of vehicles who double park 
downtown. 

David Rogers stated that the TEP is like playing chess on three or four levels. It is a complicated 
plan, with one change affecting two or three other things. Mr. Rogers suggested that the 47-line 
stop right at Fourth and Townsend so people can see where the Caltrain station is. 

12. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. (No 
explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

SFMTA needs to increase resources. Mr. Snyder suggested that for the FY10 budget, the board 
recommend service cuts so the public can appreciate what the agency has to face to resolve a 
deficit of that size. 

Razzu Engen stated that he was disappointed not to have the Blue Ribbon Committee report. We 
need more money to attract new riders as well as serve current needs. Mr. Engen encouraged the 
Board to prioritize new and innovative ways to raise money and suggested consideration of a 
range of solutions to get as much money as possible. Mr. Engen suggested increasing the fee for 
Residential Parking Permits and expanding the program city-wide. 

Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that the Board could choose to reduce 
service to meet revenues and have a crummy system or pursue aspirations which would result in 
a great Muni for a great city. Mr. Thornley expressed hope that the Board would support the 
second option. He suggested adding one percent to the hotel tax to encourage visitors to ride 
Muni. He stated that driving a car into San Francisco is worth something and the monies 
received could be put back into projects such as widening sidewalks and adding bike lanes. The 
Board should support the reinstatement of the vehicle registration fee. 



Bruce Bernhardt encouraged the Board to take the high road. The "glass half empty" approach 
would be to reduce service to match resources. You already have one of the most crowded 
systems in the country. The "glass half full approach" would look at items such as parking taxes 
and parking impact fees. While these are not big ticket items, they would eventually add up to 
become a useful tool. 

13. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:41 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 

Tiai-n t T oo 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

Also Present: Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Jim Emery, Deputy City Attorney 



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CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existmu Litigation: 

A. Humberto Dominguez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #422963 filed on 7/31/2003 for $21,000,000 

RESOLUTION 08-046 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

NAYES - McCray 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 



X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 

X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:13 p.m. 

14. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Humberto Dominguez vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted 
six to one to settle the case with Chairman McCray opposed. The Board of Directors also held a 
conference with their labor negotiator. No action was taken. 

15. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

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On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The closed session was adjourned at 6:14 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, March 18,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 






DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



MAR \h 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103* Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the 
Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this 
location are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third 
at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47- Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5- 
Fulton; 6-Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI 
accessible services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There 
is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin 
Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting 
may be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 
hours in advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for 
public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are 
available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 4, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
-Establishment of a Policy and Governance Committee 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. Kenzi Robi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06458671 filed on 12/13/06 for $6,500 

B. Michael Wilkinson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801540 filed on 12/24/08 for $9,955.39 

C. Shigeto Murase/Farmers Ins., vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801250 filed on 1 1/21/07 for 
$10,850.78 

D. Tracy Lopez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446172 filed on 10/28/05 for $15,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Liberty and Sanchez Streets, stopping Sanchez Street; 
Bella Vista Way at Los Palmos Drive; 7th Avenue and Anza Street, stopping Anza 
Street; South Park Avenue, eastbound at 2nd Street; South Park Avenue, westbound, at 
3rd Street; 26th and York Streets, stopping 26th Street; Upper Terrace at Buena Vista 
Avenue East/West, stopping Upper Terrace; Naglee Avenue at Huron Avenue, stopping 
Naglee Avenue; Minna Street at 15th Street, stopping Minna Street; Natoma Street at 

1 5th Street, stopping Natoma Street; Adair Street at South Van Ness Avenue, stopping 
Adair Street; Stone Street at Washington Street, stopping Stone Street; Montgomery and 
Union Streets, stopping Montgomery and Union Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY - 1st Street, northbound, at Harrison Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO RIGHT TURN ON RED, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 3 PM 
TO 7 PM - Harrison Street, eastbound at Essex Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, west side, 
from the driveway of 910 Shotwell Street to 18 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $51,600,000 of FY2007-08 
Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account funds 
from the State of California for the Third Street Light Rail Project, Mission Bay Loop, Metro 
East Facility, overhead lines; fare box rehabilitation, automatic passenger counters for buses; an 
enclosure for historic vehicles, wayside fare collection and operator restroom projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Approving an agreement with City College for City College to: construct a traffic signal 
on Phelan Avenue at the future Phelan Loop; reimburse the SFMTA for costs estimated at 
$141,927 to design and inspect construction of a new traffic signal at the main driveway into the 
West Reservoir Campus Parking Lot and modification of the existing traffic signal on Phelan 
Avenue opposite the main entrance, and associated curb ramps, painting and striping of Phelan 
Avenue at all three locations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-154 Software 
Maintenance Attachment with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for a total agreement 
amount not to exceed $330,696 from April 1 , 2008 through March 3 1 , 201 1 . (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Bond Yee) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 



1 1 . Presentation on the Transbay Terminal Project and requesting authorization to adjust service 
on the 5-Fulton, 6-Parnassus, 10-Townsend, 38-Geary, 38L-Geary Limited, 71-Haight-Noriega, 
71L-Haight-Noriega Limited, 76-Marin Headlands, and 1 08-Treasure Island transit lines and 
minor stop changes to the 20-Columbus and 41 -Union transit lines to serve the temporary 
Transbay Terminal. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Ken 
McDonald and Bond Yee) 

12. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. 
(Explanatory documents include a budget book.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Public Hearing to consider possible changes to rates, fares, charges, fines, fees, taxes and 
assessments. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Presentation and discussion of FY08 Second Quarter Service Standards Report. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

_X^__ As defendant As plaintiff 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and possibly act on attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 for $406,278.35 



B. Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates vs. CCSF, Superior Court #PF07607960, filed 
on 12/28/2007. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

1 7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 41 5- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 






REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



MAR 2 8 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 tn Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:09 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that a member of the public had requested that Item 10.2 A be 
removed from the consent calendar. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

-Establishment of a Policy and Governance Committee 

Chairman McCray appointed Vice Chairman Nolan to serve as Chairman of the Policy and 
Governance Committee. Chairman McCray also appointed Directors Beach and Black to the 
committee. 



Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the concerns expressed by the public at the last meeting 
regarding the Masonic and Fell Intersection be scheduled for discussion in order for staff to 
respond. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford introduced Amit Kothari as the Director of Off-Street Parking 
responsible for all parking administration. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford reviewed the SFMTA's hiring efforts over the past year. This 
fiscal year is the first time since 2003 that the SFMTA will hire more transit operators than they 
lose through attrition. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford informed the Board that the SFMTA is working with the Board of 
Supervisors to transfer authority over parking and traffic regulations to the SFMTA in 
accordance with Proposition A. 

E.D. Ford announced that the Request For Proposals for Program Management & Construction 
Management services for Central Subway, Phase II has been advertised and noted that all 
communication should be directed to the person named in the RFP as the SFMTA's contact. 

E.D. Ford announced that the overhead wire replacement project in the Twin Peaks Tunnel is 
nearing completion. The SFMTA will resume rail service on March 22 and will deploy Service 
Quality Teams to alert riders. 

Mr. Ford reviewed the efforts to upgrade the intersections at Ninth Avenue at Irving and at Ninth 
Avenue and Judah to improve operations and safety on the N-Judah rail. 

Mr. Ford reviewed fare revenue for FY08 and stated that revenues for transit fares are higher by 
7.6% over FY2007. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Steve Ferrario, Vice Chairman, CAC, presented the report. 

9. Public Comment 
None. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS 
STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE 
APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Kenzi Robi vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06458671 filed on 12/13/06 for $6,500 

B. Michael Wilkinson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801540 filed on 12/24/08 for $9,955.39 

C. Shigeto Murase/Farmers Ins., vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801250 filed on 1 1/21/07 for 
$10,850.78 

D. Tracy Lopez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446172 filed on 10/28/05 for $15,000 

RESOLUTION 08-047 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Liberty and Sanchez Streets, stopping Sanchez Street; 
Bella Vista Way at Los Palmos Drive; 7th Avenue and Anza Street, stopping Anza Street; 
South Park Avenue, eastbound at 2nd Street; South Park Avenue, westbound, at 3rd 
Street; 26th and York Streets, stopping 26th Street; Upper Terrace at Buena Vista Avenue 
East/West, stopping Upper Terrace; Naglee Avenue at Huron Avenue, stopping Naglee 
Avenue; Minna Street at 15th Street, stopping Minna Street; Natoma Street at 15th Street, 
stopping Natoma Street; Adair Street at South Van Ness Avenue, stopping Adair Street; 
Stone Street at Washington Street, stopping Stone Street; Montgomery and Union Streets, 
stopping Montgomery and Union Streets. 

B. ESTABLISH - RIGHT TURN ONLY - 1st Street, northbound, at Harrison Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO RIGHT TURN ON RED, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 3 PM 
TO 7 PM - Harrison Street, eastbound at Essex Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Shotwell Street, west side, 
from the driveway of 910 Shotwell Street to 18 feet southerly. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-048 



Item 10.2 A regarding the establishment of stop signs at Liberty and Sanchez was removed from 
the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Donald Stroh stated that he had provided a memo regarding his opposition to the stop signs at 
Liberty and Sanchez. DPT posts notices late in the week for approval the following Tuesday. 
The public is unlikely to see the notice or be able to respond. The notice that was posted was 
very misleading to the public and unacceptable. When he came into the office to see the file, it 
took five people 30 minutes to find the file. Mr. Stroh requested a written response to the people 
who signed the petition. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic responded to the concerns expressed by Mr. Stroh. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2 A: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

NAYES - Heinicke 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $51,600,000 of FY2007-08 
Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account funds 
from the State of California for the Third Street Light Rail Project, Mission Bay Loop, Metro 
East Facility, overhead lines; fare box rehabilitation, automatic passenger counters for buses; an 
enclosure for historic vehicles, wayside fare collection and operator restroom projects. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-049 

(10.4) Approving an agreement with City College for City College to: construct a traffic signal 
on Phelan Avenue at the future Phelan Loop; reimburse the SFMTA for costs estimated at 
$141,927 to design and inspect construction of a new traffic signal at the main driveway into the 
West Reservoir Campus Parking Lot and modification of the existing traffic signal on Phelan 
Avenue opposite the main entrance, and associated curb ramps, painting and striping of Phelan 
Avenue at all three locations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
agreement.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-050 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-154 Software 
Maintenance Attachment with Fourth Dimension Traffic for software for a total agreement 
amount not to exceed $330,696 from April 1, 2008 through March 31, 201 1. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Bond Yee) 



RESOLUTION 08-051 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10. 2 A severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation on the Transbay Terminal Project and requesting authorization to adjust service 
on the 5-Fulton, 6-Parnassus, 10-Townsend, 38-Geary, 3 8L-Geary Limited, 71-Haight-Noriega, 
71L-Haight-Noriega Limited, 76-Marin Headlands, and 108-Treasure Island transit lines and 
minor stop changes to the 20-Columbus and 41 -Union transit lines to serve the temporary 
Transbay Terminal. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Ken 
McDonald and Bond Yee) 

Ed Sum, Project Engineer, Transbay Joint Powers Authority, presented the Transbay Terminal 
Project. Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic, reviewed the temporary traffic modifications 
that would accommodate the temporary Transbay Terminal. Ken McDonald, Chief Operating 
Officer reviewed the changes that would be made to transit service to serve the temporary 
Transbay Terminal. 

On motion to amend the resolution to delete "on Third St." for the 108-Treasure Island route: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that it's important to give information to cab drivers about how to move 
around the temporary facility and where to stage their cabs. It is important to make sure that 
people who need to use ramped vans be given the opportunity to be picked up and dropped off 
without interfering with buses. 

Katherine Roberts stated that she is upset about the existing terminal being torn down. It's in a 
terrible state of repair but it's a beautiful art deco building that serves its' function. With much 
less money and effort, the building could be retrofitted or reconfigured. The plan to build sky 
scrapers will destroy the neighborhood. 

RESOLUTION 08-052 

On motion to approve the resolution as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 



12. Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY 10 operating budgets. 
(Explanatory documents include a budget book.) (Sonali Bose) 

Items 12 and 13 were called together. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

James Muszalski stated that the newspaper said that there was a deficit of $82 million but last 
year Mr. Ford received a raise and a bonus. That doesn't match up. There should be a law that 
requires everyone who runs the buses to ride the buses. Staff is looking in the wrong place to 
balance the budget. 

Patrick Monk stated that he was pleased to hear Board member opinions about making fare raises 
a last resort. Many neighborhoods, especially in the south east section of the city, suffer from 
displacements. The SFMTA should require the Mayor to repay the funds he took. Don't raise 
fares but make downtown businesses and commuters in single-occupancy vehicles pay. 

Katherine Roberts stated that she's happy to hear that the Board is hesitant about raising fares 
and expressed hope that fares won't be raised until service levels rise. Ms. Roberts stated that 
she likes the idea of raising hotel fees and doesn't mind calibrating fare increases to an index. 
The Board isn't addressing monthly parking at the Kezar parking lot. This is an overlooked 
revenue source. The SFMTA wouldn't have to raise fees if DPT did a better job of enforcement 
and they should enforce laws already on the books. 

Steph Feiring stated that she is not happy to hear that the SFMTA is considering increasing the 
Fast Pass fee. The people who board through the back door are cheating those who board 
through the front door. This increase would be unfair to people who pay. Ms. Feiring suggested 
that the agency hold off on increasing the cost of the Fast Pass and enforce proof of payment on 
the buses. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 2 50- A, stated that the SFMTA should maintain and uphold 
the Transit First Policy. Mr. Lum expressed support for all increases except to fares and passes 
and suggested that staff look at meter rates, garage rates and parking fines. One key issue that 
operators face is the double-parking of commercial delivery trucks in the downtown area. They 
are not pulling into yellow zones which impedes the ability to get around 

Crystal Java requested that the Board look at options to increase revenue rather than increase the 
cost to riders. Neighborhood parking permits, street closures and colored-curb painting fees are 
ways to raise revenue easily. 

Paul Hogarth thanked the Board for considering passes as last resort and urged more proactive 
steps. 



Bob Allen urged the Board to address the long term structural deficit and not balance the budget 
on the back of the riders. 

Razzu Engen stated that he had worked on the lifeline pass for low-income riders and had 
previously addressed the Board about his disappointment that Revenue Panel hadn't come up 
with a final report. Mr. Engen urged the SFMTA to find funding mechanisms other than fare 
increases. The Agency needs to look at options that encourage transit use and not those that 
discourage transit use. 

Barry Taranto stated that taxi permit fee increases were happening without any involvement by 
the Taxi Commission. Staff should look at increasing meter rates. There is income to be had by 
enforcing double-parking, construction permits and space fees. 

Sharon stated that she has heavy equipment that needs to be transported which requires her to use 
her car. She stated that the current price of a parking ticket is already outrageous. The fee to 
park in her own driveway is outrageous. We have to find ways to resolve this where everybody 
shares a little bit. There has to be a limit to increases to parking tickets. 

Norm Rolfe stated that he advocates raising monthly rates and other rates at city-owned garages 
to rates slightly below the rates at private garages nearby. The hourly rate shouldn't be changed 
since those people are shoppers. Mr. Rolfe expressed opposition to a Transit Impact 
Development Fee on residential structures and support for increasing fines for traffic violations 
and more enforcement. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, commended staff for getting close to balancing FY09 budget and not 
increasing transit fares. The FY10 budget looks like a status quo budget with just a five percent 
increase over FY09. Mr. Snyder stated that he would love to see a much stronger budget for 
FY 10 and staff should look at the revenue panel recommendations and city- wide resources and 
prepare a very luxurious budget for FY10. 

13. Public Hearing to consider possible changes to rates, fares, charges, fines, fees, taxes and 
assessments. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Items 1 2 and 1 3 were called together. 

14. Presentation and discussion of FY08 Second Quarter Service Standards Report. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs, presented the staff report. Ken 
McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, reviewed the SFMTA' s On-Time Performance. 






PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Steph Feiring stated that she has watched traffic congestion get worse and worse in the city. It 
takes time for seniors and people in wheelchairs to board buses. While she always has her 
money ready, there are people who stand at the fare box looking for money. People who do the 
schedule should ride the buses so they can see what goes on and take those items into account. 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:50 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 



X As defendant As plaintiff 

Also present: Will McLennan, Intern, City Attorney's Office 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and possibly act on attorney-client matters in the following cases: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 for $406,278.35 
RESOLUTION 08-053 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

Also present: Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer 

B. Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates vs. CCSF, Superior Court #PF07607960, filed 
on 12/28/2007 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:33 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the Coalition for Adequate Review and Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates 
cases with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to settle the Coalition 
for Adequate Review case and took no action on the Bayview Hunters Point case. The Board 
also met in closed session to discuss anticipated litigation with the city as defendant. The Board 
took no action on that matter. 






17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, April 1,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



03-28-08P01 :46 RCVD 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



MAR 2 8 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue « 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Cioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-March 18, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Masonic and Fell Intersection 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board of Directors or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Lilian Parada vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #463934 filed on 6/4/07 for $500 

B. Mark Brown vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801618 filed on 12/31/07 for $6,139.90 

C. Luxor Cab vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801066 filed on 1 1/2/07 for $6,930.13 

D. CSAA/Barbara Ann & Edmund Goode vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801661 filed on 
1/8/08 for $18,409.41 

( 1 0.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - 30-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Carter Street, from Geneva Avenue to the San 
Francisco City and County Line. 

B. ESTABLISH - 3-TON VEHICLE RESTRICTION - 25th Street, between Dolores and 
Sanchez Streets and Clipper Street, between Diamond Heights Boulevard and Dolores Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - 35-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Mansell Street, between Sunnydale and 
Brazil Avenues 

D. ESTABLISH - 4-HR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Pennsylvania Avenue, west side, from 23rd Street to 300 feet southerly and Pennsylvania 
Avenue, east side, from 23rd Street to 535 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Pennsylvania 
Avenue, west side, from 23rd Street to 300 feet southerly. 

F. RESCIND -RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL 
PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - Ulloa Street, both sides, between Laguna Honda Boulevard and 
Woodside Avenue; Sydney Way, north side, between Portola Drive and Ulloa Street; 
Idora Avenue, both sides, between Laguna Honda Boulevard and Woodside Avenue. 

G. ESTABLISH -TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sansome Street, east side, from Bush Street to 45 feet northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Rutledge Avenue, south side, 
from Franconia Street to 19-feet northerly; Napoleon Street, east side, 9 feet northerly from 
Jerrold Avenue; Jerrold Avenue, north side, 10 feet easterly from Napoleon Street; and 
Fillmore Street, west side, 29-feet northerly from Ellis Street north crosswalk. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $187,600 of Regional 
Measure Two operating funds for Owl Bus Service on the BART corridor for Fiscal Year 2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of the State of California to 
purchase 24 Type II diesel vans and five Type HI diesel vans from Bus West, and five gasoline minivans 
from El Dorado Bus Sales, Inc./Creative Bus Sales, for a total amount not to exceed $2,217,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the award of Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 0985J: Contract 32 Traffic Signal Modifications, to Bay Area Lightworks to 
modify traffic signals at 22 designated intersections for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$1,209,268.68. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 3 to the 
SFgo Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with Telvent 
Farradyne to expand the scope and value of the contract by developing and installing various 
enhancements to SFgo's central system software, for an amount not to exceed $80,877, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $1,129,838. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and contract.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the First Amendment to Memorandum 
of Understanding M-14396 with the Port of San Francisco for the storage of additional reserve 
fleet buses at Pier 7 for 45,330 square feet at a total annual cost of $380,772. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and MOU) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to authorize the Department of Public Works to 
issue a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 1458J: Contract 59 New Traffic 
Signals to install new traffic signals at nine intersections. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.9) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. 123 1 , 
Woods Motor Coach Facility - Vehicle Lifts Replacement Phase I Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to increase the commission from $.25 per unit 
of transportation payment media sold to $.50 per unit sold. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY 10 operating budgets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Public Hearing to consider possible changes to rates, fares, charges, fines, fees, taxes and 
assessments. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Supporting Caltrans' recommendation to lower the speed limit on 19 th Avenue between 
Eucalyptus Drive and Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Golden Gate Park from 35 MPH to 30 
MPH. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



14. Presentation and discussion of the FY2009-2013 Capital Investment Plan and the annual 
appropriations of the FY09 and FY10 Capital Improvement Budgets. (Explanatory documents 
include B staff report, capital plan and budgets.) (Carter Rohan) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, April 1,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 1 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor* San Francisco, C A 94103* Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1 . Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:06 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the March 18, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10.9, approving bid call for Contract No. 1231, had 
been removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Masonic and Fell Intersection 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Maria 
Contreras, PCO Supervisor; Linda Coquia, Grants Accounting Manager, Finance & 
Administration Division; and the SFMTA Rail Rodeo winners, Operators Chi Ki Hau and Jason 
Lao; and the Maintainer Team of Henry Schloz, San Gee and Joe Gauci. 

E.D Ford stated that the SFMTA has been working closely with Caltrans on the seismic retrofit 
of the West Approach to the Bay Bridge. There will be an event on April 11, 2008 from 
10:00am to 1 :00pm to commemorate the completion of the project. 

E.D. Ford announced the SFTMA service plan to AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants 
baseball season. The focus is on pedestrian and customer safety. The SFMTA is working closely 
with the Taxi Commission and the San Francisco Police Department regarding taxi access and 
egress. 

E.D. Ford invited the Board to the Pedestrian Safety Summit on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. The 
summit will be held in City Hall. National experts will join local staff and advocates to examine 
the pedestrian environment in San Francisco. 

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District passed a resolution approving a 
congestion related toll which fulfills the requirement of the Urban Partnership Program grantees 
from the Department of Transportation. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer reported an intrusion of a vehicle into the Twin Peaks 
Tunnel that damaged an ATCS antenna. Staff was able to normalize service and is looking at 
safety mitigation measures. 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic, reviewed the plan for the intersection at Fell and 
Masonic, pending resolution of the bike injunction. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Marianna Parreiras, Fix Masonic, expressed appreciation to the SFMTA for holding a hearing on 
the Masonic and Fell intersection. This is more than a bike issue. It's a pedestrian safety issue. 
The SFMTA has power to have an emergency exemption to resolve a safety concern. The 
Agency's plan is a good one but you need to take it to the next step. 

Dan Nguyen-Tan, North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association, expressed appreciation and 
support for the plan to fix Masonic. It's a top priority. They have collected over 550 signatures, 
so this is an obvious problem for the neighborhood. There have been 15 reported car/bike 
collisions, and three pedestrian/car collisions, and at least as many near misses. Mr. Nguyen-Tan 
expressed hope that the court will provide relief. 

Susan King, Walk SF, thanked the SFMTA for its conscientious attention. This is not just a 
bicycle issue. This should be considered as a pedestrian and public safety issue. There is a 



new ly refurbished playground in the Panhandle. Dozens of families use this intersection to get to 
the playground. People report that they don't feel safe using the intersection. 

Rachel kraai, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, expressed appreciation for the plans and stated 
that she is happy to see the SFMTA moving forward on injunctive relief for the Masonic/Fell 
intersection. She added that there is not the same support for the Market/Octavia intersection. 
Staff can't drop plans if the injunctive relief isn't granted. The collision numbers are under 
reported. This intersection is in a "crisis condition". 

Barry Taranto stated that he has experienced bunching of trains in the underground and is 
concerned about how to handle bunching. Mr. Taranto is not sure if relief is needed at Masonic 
and Fell. ISCOTT has made changes in the past. The proposal is great and will make things 
better. There is no substitute for enforcement. If you reduce speed on Masonic, you will have to 
do traffic surveys. 

Katherine Roberts stated that the plan is really good. This is not just a cycling issue. There is an 
explosion of strollers, more than bikes in that area. There's a senior center across the street so 
people in wheelchairs are on the path. It is dangerous for cyclists to use the path because of the 
number of others who are using the path. People don't use the southern path because it's not in 
good repair. Double left-turn lanes are unbelievably dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Pi Ra, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, thanked the SFMTA for the comprehensive plan. 
This is not about cyclists. It's about traffic. This is a pedestrian walkway that everybody uses. 
Most cars tend to edge into the crosswalk. The intersection on the West side has a double or 
triple right turn lanes. That intersection needs to be addressed as well. HANC and SAN are 
happy to see this plan. 

Manish Champsee, President, Walk SF, stated that this is a pedestrian safety issue. Mr. 
Champsee expressed appreciation that staff is not pursing a double turn lane. Every street in San 
Francisco is a neighborhood street and we need to make pedestrian safety improvements 
everywhere. 

Chairman McCray requested that staff keep the Board informed regarding the status of the 
injunction and how best to make safety improvements to the intersection. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that the Board receive the Citizen's Advisory Council's 
recommendations regarding the FY09 and FY 10 budgets in advance of the April 15 meeting. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 



Barry Taranto stated that it's important for the Board to get an update about the Taxi 
Commission merger at every meeting. He hasn't heard anything but has received assurances that 
nothing major would go forward without public input and participation. Mr. Taranto stated that 
he has called to complain about transit inspectors who park in a cab stand but he can't get a 
response. The public gets no response when they call to complain. The dispatchers and DPT 
enforcement at night are wonderful but if you call during the day, you will be placed on hold for 
a long time. 

Herbert Weiner stated that public transit gets worse day by day. The TEP recommendations will 
make transit worse. More buses will be added but it will result in longer travel times. Routes 
proposed for elimination are being justified as being for the "public good". Blind eyes and deaf 
ears are ignoring the public outcry. Paratransit has been proposed as an alternative but is yet to 
be included in the plan. The idea of adding buses to the main runs is good but we shouldn't 
sacrifice buses on other lines. 

Katherine Roberts stated that there has been a lack of enforcement for illegal parking city- wide 
for a long time. She has to call to complain about anything but street cleaning. People won't get 
ticketed without a complaint. Even if you do complain, most of the time a car won't get a ticket 
anyway. People who get away with breaking the law feel entitled to continue to violate the law. 

Howard Strassner stated that the TEP looked at distances between stops. There are many stops 
that are only a block apart where they should be two or three blocks apart. Buses that don't have 
to stop so often can board more people in less time which can speed things up. PCO's should 
look for and ticket all violations. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board of Directors or 
the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar 
and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Lilian Parada vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #463934 filed on 6/4/07 for $500 

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B. Mark Brown vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801618 filed on 12/31/07 for $6,139.90 

C. Luxor Cab vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801066 filed on 1 1/2/07 for $6,930.13 

D. CSAA/Barbara Ann & Edmund Goode vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801661 filed on 
1/8/08 for $18,409.41 

RESOLUTION 08-054 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - 30-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Carter Street, from Geneva Avenue to the San 
Francisco City and County Line. 

B. ESTABLISH - 3-TON VEHICLE RESTRICTION - 25th Street, between Dolores and 
Sanchez Streets and Clipper Street, between Diamond Heights Boulevard and Dolores Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - 35-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Mansell Street, between Sunnydale and 
Brazil Avenues 

D. ESTABLISH - 4-HR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - 
Pennsylvania Avenue, west side, from 23rd Street to 300 feet southerly and Pennsylvania 
Avenue, east side, from 23rd Street to 535 feet southerly. 

E. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Pennsylvania 
Avenue, west side, from 23rd Street to 300 feet southerly. 

F. RESCIND -RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) AND ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL 
PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY) - Ulloa Street, both sides, between Laguna Honda Boulevard and 
Woodside Avenue; Sydney Way, north side, between Portola Drive and Ulloa Street; 
Mora A.venue, both sides, between Laguna Honda Boulevard and Woodside Avenue. 

G. ESTABLISH -TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING, 7 AM TO 9 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY - Sansome Street, east side, from Bush Street to 45 feet northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Rutledge Avenue, south side, 
from Franconia Street to 19-feet northerly; Napoleon Street, east side, 9 feet northerly from 
Jerrold Avenue; Jerrold Avenue, north side, 10 feet easterly from Napoleon Street; and 
Fillmore Street, west side, 29-feet northerly from Ellis Street north crosswalk. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-055 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $187,600 of Regional 
Measure Two operating funds for Owl Bus Service on the BART corridor for Fiscal Year 2008. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-056 

(10.4) Authorizing the Purchaser to utilize the competitive procurement of the State of California to 
purchase 24 Type II diesel vans and five Type HI diesel vans from Bus West, and five gasoline minivans 



from El Dorado Bus Sales, Inc./Creative Bus Sales, for a total amount not to exceed $2,217,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 10.4 was removed from the agenda at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto asked why purchasing vans for use by taxicab drivers weren't included in this 
contract. The cost to ride a taxi cab is much less than a lift van. Purchasing a ramped vans can 
be very expensive. The SFMTA should loan people money or help fund the purchase of these 
vans. 

RESOLUTION 08-057 

On motion to approve Item 10.4: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the award of Department of Public 
Works Contract No. 0985J: Contract 32 Traffic Signal Modifications, to Bay Area Lightworks to 
modify traffic signals at 22 designated intersections for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$1,209,268.68. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-058 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 3 to the 
SVgo Initial Phase Agreement for Professional Services and Software License with Telvent 
Farradyne to expand the scope and value of the contract by developing and installing various 
enhancements to SFgo's central system software, for an amount not to exceed $80,877, for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $1,129,838. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and contract.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-059 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the First Amendment to Memorandum 
of Understanding M-14396 with the Port of San Francisco for the storage of additional reserve 
fleet buses at Pier 7 for 45,330 square feet at a total annual cost of $380,772. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and MOU) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-060 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to authorize the Department of Public Works to 
issue a bid call for Department of Public Works Contract No. 145 8 J: Contract 59 New Traffic 



Signals to install new traffic signals at nine intersections. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and financial plan.) (Bond Yee) 

[tem 1 0.8 was removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that major projects need more public notice and input. Mr. Taranto 
expressed concern that some of the signals are timed with other signals. Some may need to be 
activated only when someone actually needs it. For example, the signal at Filbert and Masonic 
needs to be activated only when cross traffic needs it. The signal at California and Stockton 
needs to be tweaked on a regular basis. 

RESOLUTION 08-061 

On motion to approve Item 10.8: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

(10.9) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. 1231, 
Woods Motor Coach Facility - Vehicle Lifts Replacement Phase I Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

Item 10.9 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to increase the commission from $.25 per unit 
of transportation payment media sold to $.50 per unit sold. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-062 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.4, 10.8 and 10.9 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Presentation and discussion regarding the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 operating budgets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Public Hearing to consider possible changes to rates, fares, charges, fines, fees, taxes and 
assessments. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Items 1 1 and 12 were called together. 



Executive Director Ford reviewed the recent budget history and actions taken by SFMT A staff to 
reduce expenditures and maximize revenue. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the recommendations to resolve the FY09 and 
FY 10 budget deficits. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested information regarding revenue that would be received if the cash 
fare was increased from $1.50 to $1.75. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Norman Rolfe stated that garage rates should be raised to just below the private garage rates in the 
vicinity. There's been too much catering to people who can't see past the end of their car. Staff 
should look at parking rates as a source of parking revenue. 

Myrna Lim stated that the Board is taking from poor people and ripping people off. $50 for a parking 
ticket takes food from a single parent. There are 8185 CCSF employees who make over $100,000 a 
year but we have people losing homes and jobs. This is not fair or Christian. The SFMTA staff should 
look at their own paychecks and overtime. 

Howard Strassner stated that you shouldn't be concerned about meeting an industry multiplier for a 
monthly pass. You want people to have a Fast Pass. Those people will vote for more revenues for you. 
The Fast Pass should be increased as slowly as possible. The SFMTA should raise garage rates and 
meter rates at the same time. If you raise the monthly pass, there will be more emphasis on the lifeline 
pass. 

Herbert Weiner stated that Muni should pay us for riding. It's insulting to raise the price of a Fast 
Pass. Every time you raise the pass, the quality of service declines. The agency shouldn't raise the 
price of a Fast Pass unless there is a clear improvement in service or until the Mayor and city 
administrators ride Muni. Muni's motto is "every rider left behind" or "we break it, you ride it". Staff 
should look at other sources of revenue. 

Hilary Klein, SRO Families Collaborative expressed understanding for what staff has to juggle and is 
appreciative that there is not a recommendation to raise the single ridership fare. The SFMTA should 
look at every option possible before raising the cost of monthly passes. The agency shouldn't touch 
discount fares for seniors, youth and people with disabilities. 

Katherine Roberts expressed opposition to raising the cost of the Fast Pass or disabled passes. Staff 
should look into the monthly rate at Kezar which is an underpriced amenity. Ms. Roberts stated that 
her biggest concern is the apparent lumping together of fine and fare increases. When you raise fines, 
you raise the cost of doing something that is illegal. The SFMTA should make people pay a price for 
breaking the law. If they don't like it, then they have a choice to not break the law. Raising fares 
should be a last resort but unless you have adequate enforcement, none of this matters. 

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Bany raranto stated some people will be able to afford increased fines and some won't, but if 
you increase enforcement, you will make more. Raising fines will discourage people from 
shopping. The SFMTA should increase fines for people who double park and who use public 
streets for private benefit, such as construction. Mr. Taranto stated that the SFMTA Board 
shouldn't deal with taxi fees since it doesn't have the legal right to do so at this time. 

Belle Yan, San Francisco Youth Commissioner, stated that the Board of Supervisors passed a 
resolution to create a transitional youth fast pass. Ms. Yan suggested a transitional youth pass for 
1 8-24 year olds at $45 and raising the cost of a Fast Pass for people over 24 to $55. Transitional 
youth can't afford $45 now and definitely can't afford a $55 pass. 

Manish Champsee, Walk SF, complimented the SFMTA and staff for going through a difficult 
decision about how to raise revenues and cut expenses to balance a budget. Nobody wants to pay 
more for anything however as a "Transit First" city that has prioritized transit, bikes, and 
pedestrians over the automobile, what staff has come up with is reasonable. If we're going to ask 
people to pay more, it has to come from people who drive rather than people who use transit. 

Susan King, Walk SF, stated that the SFMTA should look into the high cost of free parking. 
Free parking is undervalued and is a hidden subsidy. Parking fines are a way to modify 
behaviors. People who park illegally have an impact on transit and business. People who slow 
the city down should be fined heavily. Ms. King suggested doubling or tripling fees for 
households with multiple cars. Staff should look at establishing a downtown transit assessment 
district and not to balancing the budget on the back of people who take transit. Raising the 
youth, senior and disabled pass is cruel. 

David Pilpel expressed support for the staff recommendation and thinks that staff has done a 
good job in looking internally to cut expenses. Making adjustments for cost recovery should be 
done every year. Mr. Pilpel stated that the multiplier that was discussed is a good one. Mr. 
Pilpel requested that the SFMTA reinstate the use of metal tokens and stated that he was unaware 
if any review by CEQA had been done. 

Sharon York stated that it's not a matter of Muni against car drivers. If you're going to enforce 
laws, also enforce laws for bus users who don't pay. It seems to be an acceptable behavior to 
hop onto the back of the bus without paying. Car drivers are not necessarily any wealthier than a 
bus rider. 

The Board took a short recess. 

13. Supporting Caltrans' recommendation to lower the speed limit on 19 l1 Avenue between 
Eucalyptus Drive and Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Golden Gate Park from 35 MPH to 30 
MPH. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 



Howard Strassner stated that reducing the speed limit will be useful. The other improvements 
are also a good step. 

Manish Champsee, Walk SF, commended the SFMTA and Caltrans on reducing the speed limit. 
19 th Avenue is the most dangerous road in San Francisco mostly due to speeding cars. Speed has 
a major impact on whether a person lives or dies. Slower vehicles are less likely to crash. Mr. 
Champsee also expressed appreciation for count down signals and bus bulbs. 

Sylvia Johnson stated that signals would make a difference. This is a good idea to slow down the 
traffic. 

RESOLUTION 08-062 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan, and Oka 

14. Presentation and discussion of the FY2009-2013 Capital Investment Plan and the annual 
appropriations of the FY09 and FY10 Capital Improvement Budgets. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, capital plan and budgets.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

Brenda Walker, Manager, Capital Asset Management Program, presented the staff report. 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 

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Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:05 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors 
took no action. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, April 15,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 






DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



APR 1 1 2008 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 1, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. 

There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public 
so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. Katie Plum vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446081, filed on 10/26/05 for $1,000 

B. Sarah Stanley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05442805 filed on 7/7/05 for $4,250 

C. Chin Lin Ho vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800608 filed on 9/13/07 for $6,000 

D. Jack Anderson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801701 filed on 1/10/08 for $7,244.37 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Hudson Street, 
north side, from Mendell Street to the fire hydrant east of 1406 Hudson Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Northgate Avenue at Upland Drive Avenue, stopping the 
stem of this intersection AND Ridgewoood Avenue at Joost Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES -Folsom Street, east side, from 18th Street to 
1 00 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 6 AM TO 5 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -1520 
Oakdale Avenue, north side, from 55 feet to 98 feet and 125 feet to 210 feet west of 
Lane Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -1520 
Oakdale, north side, from 55 feet to 98 feet west of Lane Street. 

F. ESTABLISH -SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 9 AM TO 2 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -"1540" Oakdale 
Avenue, north side, from 338 feet to 388 feet and 400 feet to 450 feet west of Lane Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - MULTIPLE 
RIGHT TURN LANES - San Jose Street, west side, from Sagamore Street to a point 126 feet 
northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING EXCEPT TRUCKS WITH FARMER'S MARKET 

PARKING PERMIT, 6:00 AM TO 9:30 AM, WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY -Hyde Street, 
east side, from Fulton Street to 123 feet southerly AND McAllister Street, south side, from 
Hyde Street to 300 feet easterly. 

I. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT -Northbound Clarendon Avenue at 
Panorama Drive. 

J. REVOKE - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 5:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 
Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 130 feet to 195 feet north of the entrance of the school. 

K. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 5:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 
Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 32 feet to 77 feet south of the entrance for the school. 

L. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH 

SIDEWALK BULB - Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 131 feet to 196 feet north of the 
entrance to the school. Establish a 7-foot wide sidewalk bulb to facilitate a south side 
crossing at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and Panorama Drive. 

M. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME -Traffic Island at the intersection of Faxon 
Avenue and Southwood Drive, along the north side of the southerly roadway. 

N. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND SIDEWALK WIDENING - 
'500' Page Street, north side, from Webster Street to 12 feet westerly; '301' Webster Street, 
west side, from Page Street to 12 feet northerly; '499' Page Street, south side, from Webster 
Street to 12 feet easterly; '298' Webster Street, east side, from Page Street to 12 feet 
southerly; and '501' Page Street, south side, from Webster Street to 12 feet westerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 



(10.3) Approving the issuance of a transit pass at no cost for use by registered transit 
professionals and other attendees of the 2008 American Public Transportation Association 
Annual Roadeo and Conference and 2008 Rail-Volution Conference. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Approving the SFMTA's Fiscal Year 2009 budget in the amount of $786,779,251 and Fiscal 
Year 2010 Budget in the amount of $820,372,960; certifying that the FY2009 and FY2010 
Operating Budgets are adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the FY2009 and 
FY2010 performance standards; approving increases to various fines, fees, fares, rates and 
charges including neighborhood parking permits, temporary street closure permits, color curb 
fees, special traffic permits, boot removal fee, citation fines, off-street and on-street parking 
prices tied to occupancy and monthly transit passes; approving the elimination of the weekly 
transit pass due to minimal utilization by the public; approving a policy to increase fines, fees, 
fares, rates and charges automatically on July 1 st of each year, effective July 1, 2010, tied to the 
annual April Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the San Francisco Bay Area; 
approving the amount of $2,201,729 for FY2009 and $2,219,729 for FY2010 or any amounts 
approved by the Board of Supervisors for Taxi Regulation pending approval of the transfer of the 
Taxi Commission into the SFMTA by the Board of Supervisors; approving the request to waive 
fares on New Year's Eve 2008, between 8 PM on December 31, 2008 and 6 a.m. January 1, 2009 
and on New Year's Eve 2009, between 8 PM on December 31, 2009 and 6 a.m. January 1, 2010; 
authorizing the Executive Director to continue the Class Pass program with all colleges and 
universities in San Francisco; authorizing the Executive Director to implement short-term 
experimental fares; authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with the Bay 
Area Rapid Transit District to allow for the use of the Muni Fast Pass on BART in San 
Francisco; authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid 
Transit District for the Municipal Railway to accept payment for the Municipal Railway 
providing connecting bus service to BART stations in San Francisco; authorizing the Executive 
Director execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Central Contra 
Costa Transit Authority, the Dumbarton Bridge Service Consortium, the Eastern Contra Costa 
Transit Authority, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, the San Mateo County 
Transit District, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the City of Union City, the 
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority, and the City of Benicia to continue the BART Plus 
Ticket Program from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010; concurring with the Controller's 
certification that parking citation processing and collection; janitorial services for metered 
parking lots and shop facilities; facility security services; paratransit services; parking meter 
collection and coin counting services; low-level platform maintenance services; and vehicle 
towing, storage and disposal services can be practically performed by private contractors at a 
lesser cost than to provide the same services with City employees; authorizing the Executive 
Director to make any necessary technical and clerical corrections to the approved budgets and to 
allocate additional revenues and/or City and County discretionary revenues in order to fund 
additional adjustments to the operating budget, provided that the Executive Director/CEO shall 
return to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval of technical or clerical corrections that, in 
aggregate, exceed a five percent increase of the total SFMTA Budget except to the extent that 



such charges reflect failure of the Board of Supervisors to transfer to the SFMTA responsibility 
for taxi regulation as of July 1, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

1 2. Presentation and discussion regarding SFpark and SFMTA parking pilot programs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Fifth Amendment with Serco 
Management Services for Meter Coin Collection, Counting and Management Services to expand 
the scope of services to include: installation of 150 multi-space parking meters and coin 
collection and counting services for the Port of San Francisco; the option to expand coin and 
currency counting; implement various enhancements to coin counting software and SmartCard 
programs and increase the contract by $7,000,000 for an amount not to exceed $58,000,000; 
endorsing the SFpark program and the related pilot projects; finding that it is in the public 
interest to award a sole source agreement with Serco Management Services for Administrative 
Services in Support of the SFpark Program and the related pilot projects for a term of two years 
to June 3, 2010, and for an amount not to exceed $23,000,000 and authorizing the Executive 
Director/CEO to execute the Agreement with Serco. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract and contract amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2009 
and FY2010 Operating Budget for the Ellis O'Farrell Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

15. Approving the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and 
FY20 1 Operating Budget for the Fifth and Mission Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Approving the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 
2009 and FY2010 Operating Budgets for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

17. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and FY2010 Operating 
Budget for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

18. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and 
FY2010 Operating Budget for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty & Insurance vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court Claim #C061021, filed 2/14/06 
with Neoplan to dismiss claims of $3.1 million and the City to dismiss claims of $2.2 million. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 



X Working Conditions 
X Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, April 15,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairm 



Dr. James Mccray, Jr., Lmairman - 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 941 03 • Tel: 41 5.701 .4505 • Fax: 41 5.701 .4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 1, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan presented a report on the first meeting of the Policy and Governance 
Committee. 

Director Oka requested that the cost of the Lifeline pass be discussed at a future meeting. 
Chairman McCray requested that the item be scheduled for discussion at the Policy and 
Governance Committee and for the committee to report to the SFMTA Board. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Ford reported that a comprehensive service plan was implemented for 
the Olympic Torch event. There were service disruptions but we were back to full capacity by 6 
pm. We worked with the Unified Command Center and established our own situation room to 
continuously monitor traffic along the route. Staff was placed at key locations and public 
announcements ran in three languages to keep customers informed of service and route changes. 

The Pedestrian Safety Summit was held on Tuesday, April 8 with over 100 participants. E.D. 
Ford expressed appreciation to Chairman McCray, Vice Chairman Nolan, and Director Oka for 
attending. The next step is to meet with advocates to formulate a game plan going forward. We 
will report back to the Board once that meeting is held. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford reported that Senate Bill 1419, authored by State Senator Leland 
Yee, establishes a double fine zone on 1 9 and Van Ness. The bill is going to the senate and 
assembly floors. The Governor has expressed his support. We will keep the Board apprised of 
the bill's progress. 

Caltrans announced recipients for its "Cycle 7 Safe Routes to Schools" grants. Our application 
for Clarendon Alternative Elementary School was selected. The project calls for installation of 
countdown signals, crosswalks, and educational activities for students. 

The SFMTA is holding its first Transit Effectiveness Project Community meeting on April 19 at 
the West Portal Elementary School. 1 1 meetings are taking place throughout the City. The 
meetings provide an opportunity for customers and stakeholders to share their opinions about the 
TEP recommendations. 

On Thursday, April 24, the SFMTA will participate in "Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work 
Day." Staff will provide activities for employees' children, including a visit to the SFgo facility 
and a ride on the F-line. 

Tony Parra, Director, Security & Enforcement, presented a report on Handheld Citation Issuance. 

Director Heinicke requested a report regarding the outcome of the plan to test taxicab locations at 
AT&T Park. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that it was encouraging to see staffing levels increased. It's important to 
have a board packet available to review. Mr. Taranto stated that he would like to see the memo 
about taxicab parking at AT&T Park. 

Myrna Lim expressed surprise about the report by the Parking Control Officers (PCO). There 
seems to be consensus that the public should understand that no abuse will be tolerated. Why 
doesn't government think that it should be serving the public? Why keep on taxing the public 



who cannot afford parking tickets and citations? The average working stiff can't afford the 
imposition that this government forcefully imposes upon the people. This is not a government 
for the people. Stop wasting taxpayer time on meetings and summits and raises that are not 
deserved. 

James Bryant, SEIU 1021, stated that PCO have serious concerns about what will happen if fares 
are increased. PCO want to make sure that PCO safety is considered. An increase in fines may 
result in a negative impact and cause the SFMTA to lose revenues. The PCO need better safety 
and training. They are verbally abused every day. Mr. Bryant expressed hope that when the 21 
new employees come on board, they are provided with equipment. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 250-A, expressed support for the safety of PCO when fares, 
fines, etc. are raised. There should be a "no tolerance" policy for PCO or any City employee. 
When people attack operators, we need to prosecute them fully. We need to protect employees 
and support them. 

Donald McGarrett, PCO, stated that the main goal is our safety. We object to fines being raised 
because it might raise our assault rate. We want the Board to think about our safety. 

Michael Spain stated that fines are a burden on citizens. The SFMTA looks at fines as revenue 
to fund other transportation services. You should look at fines with a more clear vision to match 
up to what the infraction is. I have personally witnessed the harassment of PCO by citizens. 
There is a problem with white zone violations by limousines. Limo drivers gang up on PCO. 

Ruach Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, stated she has memos from SFPD, DPT, Muni, and the 
Taxi detail that say that cab drivers have the right to pick up passengers in bus zones, white 
zones, yellow zones, etc. PCO should ask drivers to move before they ticket them. Taxi drivers 
are being ticketed for a legal activity. A driver got ticketed for helping a lady up her stairs. The 
21 new PCO need to be trained about taxicab drivers. 

Chairman McCray requested that staff provide information regarding whether there is a 
correlation between fee and fine increases and violence. He also requested information regarding 
best practices in other cities. Exec. Director/CEO Ford stated that staff will investigate and will 
discuss what the SFMTA will do to bolster safety for PCO's well in advance. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC, presented the report. 

9. Public Comment 

Charles Rathbone, Luxor Cab Company, stated that they are looking forward to working with the 
SFMTA. He expressed hope that they will be involved in planning the merger and suggested 
forming an advisory committee to assist. 



Jim Gillespie, San Francisco Taxi Association, stated that they are cautiously optimistic about 
the anticipated merger. Under Exec. Director Ford and Carter Rohan, the industry pulled 
together over the debit card project. At the last Taxi Commission meeting, a report was issued 
about the merger plan. It was the first time the industry had seen it and we are concerned that we 
are being brought in too close to the end. Mr. Gillespie expressed hope that we stay on a 
collaborative basis and that the SFMTA will reach out for input. 

Norm Rolfe stated that the CAC notices committee agendas as "meetings of the whole" and 
notices are sent to the mailing list so they don't worry if they have a quorum. He urged the 
Board to add language to their committee agendas. 

Barry Taranto requested that the Board question PCO staffing levels. On the weekend and at 
night staffing levels so low, it's hard to do any enforcement. The public can't go to ISCOTT 
meetings regarding street closures and parking changes because the meetings aren't publicized. 
Mr. Taranto stated that he will sever every item on the agenda if the public is taken out of the 
process. The SFMTA stuck the merger plans down our throat. It isn't a merger, it's a takeover. 
Staff has made plans without any public or stakeholder input. 

David Pilpel stated that there is no problem with ISCOTT. Regarding the TEP, the choice of a 
coverage model over a concentration model is a false choice. The SFMTA doesn't have to 
eliminate the number of services recommended. Mr. Pilpel stated that he had previously 
provided his analysis of routes and level of service that could be reduced or adjusted without 
stranding anyone. It is important for the public to comment meaningfully on the TEP and to have 
information about capital projects and improvements being planned. There are staff and 
operational impacts regarding the plan to open Metro East. The Board needs to be briefed on it. 
Staff should explore joining PBX phone lines for several facilities in the area as it may save 
money. 

Dan Hinds, National & Veterans Cab Company, stated that they are looking forward to working 
with SFMTA. The SFMTA offers the best structure to incorporate taxis. Mr. Hinds stated that 
he was dismayed to see an initial plan brought forward without input from the industry. If you 
look at what we've accomplished such as incentives for clean air vehicles and the debit card 
project, key elements from the industry have participated. Mr. Hinds expressed hope that 
industry opinion will be sought. 

Carl MacMurdo stated that he didn't know if it was a merger or hostile take-over. The SFMTA 
needs to create a committee comprised of sensible partners to discuss the merger. Nobody from 
the industry, public or Taxi Commission has been involved. Disparate industry groups came 
together over the paratransit debit card and we hope they will again. 

Tariq Mehmood, taxi driver, stated that as the Taxi Commission merges with the SFMTA, we 
need to take care of limousine drivers who are costing thousands of dollars. Medallions are 
worth millions of dollars and other cities sell their medallions. The SFMTA should appoint a 



committee to look into that. Only two out of the 34 cab companies take credit cards. There are 
many groups within the taxi industry who are positive about the merger and are looking forward 
to working with the SFMTA. 

Michael Spain stated that he didn't have a problem with the information in the report but the 
history is factually inaccurate. The industry is about to begin using a swipe card which will solve 
big problems for people who pay with chits. The Taxi Commission budget that the CAC 
considered wasn't correct. Last week the Taxi Commission lowered the budget. 

Ruach Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, stated that they were interested in moving into the 
SFMTA and expressed hope that they will be included as part of mass transit. Ms. Graffis stated 
that she had understood that the plan was only a draft. Money is taken from taxicabs, which 
needs to stay in the industry. The industry shouldn't be seen as cash cow for the SFMTA. Ms. 
Graffis suggested that the City has the legal right to lease permits and charge a lease fee to permit 
holders. That fee could cover retirement and health care for working drivers. 

Chairman McCray stated that the legislation to merge the two entities had not yet been 
considered by the Board of Supervisors. Until the Board of Supervisors acts, the SFMTA would 
be listening as an interested party. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public 
so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Katie Phan vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446081, filed on 10/26/05 for $1,000 

B. Sarah Stanley vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC05442805 filed on 7/7/05 for $4,250 

C. Chin Lin Ho vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #800608 filed on 9/13/07 for $6,000 

D. Jack Anderson vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801701 filed on 1/10/08 for $7,244.37 

RESOLUTION 08-063 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING -Hudson Street, 
north side, from Mendell Street to the fire hydrant east of 1406 Hudson Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Northgate Avenue at Upland Drive Avenue, stopping the 
stem of this intersection AND Ridgewoood Avenue at Joost Avenue. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONES -Folsom Street, east side, from 18th Street to 
100 feet southerly. 

D. RESCIND - SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 6 AM TO 5 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -1520 
Oakdale Avenue, north side, from 55 feet to 98 feet and 125 feet to 210 feet west of 
Lane Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 7 AM TO 6 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -1520 
Oakdale, north side, from 55 feet to 98 feet west of Lane Street. 

F. ESTABLISH -SCHOOL BUS ZONE, 9 AM TO 2 PM, SCHOOL DAYS -"1540" Oakdale 
Avenue, north side, from 338 feet to 388 feet and 400 feet to 450 feet west of Lane Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - MULTIPLE 
RIGHT TURN LANES - San Jose Street, west side, from Sagamore Street to a point 126 feet 
northerly. 

H. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING EXCEPT TRUCKS WITH FARMER'S MARKET 

PARKING PERMIT, 6:00 AM TO 9:30 AM, WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY -Hyde Street, 
east side, from Fulton Street to 123 feet southerly AND McAllister Street, south side, from 
Hyde Street to 300 feet easterly. 

I. ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT -Northbound Clarendon Avenue at 
Panorama Drive. 

J. REVOKE - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 5:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 
Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 130 feet to 195 feet north of the entrance of the school. 

K. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 5:30 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 
Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 32 feet to 77 feet south of the entrance for the school. 

L. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH 

SIDEWALK BULB - Clarendon Avenue, west side, from 131 feet to 196 feet north of the 
entrance to the school. Establish a 7-foot wide sidewalk bulb to facilitate a south side 
crossing at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and Panorama Drive. 

M. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME -Traffic Island at the intersection of Faxon 
Avenue and Southwood Drive, along the north side of the southerly roadway. 

N. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND SIDEWALK WIDENING - 
'500' Page Street, north side, from Webster Street to 12 feet westerly; '301 ' Webster Street, 
west side, from Page Street to 12 feet northerly; '499' Page Street, south side, from Webster 
Street to 12 feet easterly; '298' Webster Street, east side, from Page Street to 12 feet 
southerly; and '501' Page Street, south side, from Webster Street to 12 feet westerly. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-064 



(10.3) Approving the issuance of a transit pass at no cost for use by registered transit 
professionals and other attendees of the 2008 American Public Transportation Association 
Annual Roadeo and Conference and 2008 Rail-Volution Conference. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

RESOLUTION 08-065 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the SFMTA's Fiscal Year 2009 budget in the amount of $786,779,251 and Fiscal 
Year 2010 Budget in the amount of $820,372,960; certifying that the FY2009 and FY2010 
Operating Budgets are adequate to make substantial progress towards meeting the FY2009 and 
FY2010 performance standards; approving increases to various fines, fees, fares, rates and 
charges including neighborhood parking permits, temporary street closure permits, color curb 
fees, special traffic permits, boot removal fee, citation fines, off-street and on-street parking 
prices tied to occupancy and monthly transit passes; approving the elimination of the weekly 
transit pass due to minimal utilization by the public; approving a policy to increase fines, fees, 
fares, rates and charges automatically on July 1 st of each year, effective July 1, 2010, tied to the 
annual April Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the San Francisco Bay Area; 
approving the amount of $2,201,729 for FY2009 and $2,219,729 for FY2010 or any amounts 
approved by the Board of Supervisors for Taxi Regulation pending approval of the transfer of the 
Taxi Commission into the SFMTA by the Board of Supervisors; approving the request to waive 
fares on New Year's Eve 2008, between 8 PM on December 31, 2008 and 6 a.m. January 1, 2009 
and on New Year's Eve 2009, between 8 PM on December 31, 2009 and 6 a.m. January 1, 2010; 
authorizing the Executive Director to continue the Class Pass program with all colleges and 
universities in San Francisco; authorizing the Executive Director to implement short-term 
experimental fares; authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with the Bay 
Area Rapid Transit District to allow for the use of the Muni Fast Pass on BART in San 
Francisco; authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rap|d 
Transit District for the Municipal Railway to accept payment for the Municipal Railway 
providing connecting bus service to BART stations in San Francisco; authorizing the Executive 
Director execute an agreement with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Central Contra 
Costa Transit Authority, the Dumbarton Bridge Service Consortium, the Eastern Contra Costa 
Transit Authority, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, the San Mateo County 
Transit District, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, the City of Union City, the 
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority, and the City of Benicia to continue the BART Plus 
Ticket Program from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010; concurring with the Controller's 
certification that parking citation processing and collection; janitorial services for metered 



parking lots and shop facilities; facility security services; paratransit services; parking meter 
collection and coin counting services; low-level platform maintenance services; and vehicle 
towing, storage and disposal services can be practically performed by private contractors at a 
lesser cost than to provide the same services with City employees; authorizing the Executive 
Director to make any necessary technical and clerical corrections to the approved budgets and to 
allocate additional revenues and/or City and County discretionary revenues in order to fund 
additional adjustments to the operating budget, provided that the Executive Director/CEO shall 
return to the SFMTA Board of Directors for approval of technical or clerical corrections that, in 
aggregate, exceed a five percent increase of the total SFMTA Budget except to the extent that 
such charges reflect failure of the Board of Supervisors to transfer to the SFMTA responsibility 
for taxi regulation as of July 1, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that staff had provided language that would revise the third 
resolved clause that discusses tying increases to fines, fees, fares, rates and charges to the April 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the San Francisco Bay Area beginning on 
July 1,2010. 

Director Heinicke moved that the Board amend the resolved clause to state "Resolved, That the 
SFMTA Board approves for FY 10 and going forward, a policy of indexing rates, fares, fines, fees 
and charges and directing the SFMTA to prepare and present an "Index Implementation Plan" for 
approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors." 

PUBLIC COMMENT on the proposed amendment: 

David Pilpel stated that he had no concern with the proposed amendment. 

On motion to amend the third resolved clause of the resolution to state: Resolved, That the 
SFMTA Board approves for Fiscal Year 2010 and going forward, a policy of indexing rates, 
fares, fines, fees and charges and directing the SFMTA to prepare and present an "Index 
Implementation Plan" for approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors. 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

Director Heinicke requested that staff look at how the SFMTA could maximize advertising 
revenue and provide a report to the Board. 

Director Lee requested that staff separate revenues received from parking garages from other 
parking revenues in future reports. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that, following approval of the budget, staff would continue to look 
for ways to further enhance revenues, streamline costs and implement cost containment 

8 



measures. The State of California's budget may put additional pressure on the City and on the 
SFMTA. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on the FY09 and FY10 budgets: 

Barry Taranto stated that raising the basic parking fines will result in adverse affects in other 
areas. People will shop in other cities. Staff should hire more PCO's, enforce evening and 
weekend violations, focus on violations that cost more, and charge more for things that block 
transit or take up street spaces or block the whole roadway. The Taxi Commission determined 
they didn't need money for the city attorney and they adjusted the budget. The SFMTA may see 
a huge drop in parking fine income. If people don't commit the offense, you may not get the 
money. 

David Pilpel stated that he supports the budget but has technical concerns. The choice to add 
more things to the budget resolution was a bad thing. Items such as indexing or the elimination 
of the weekly fare should have been separate actions. Mr. Pilpel says that Attachment B, referred 
to in the resolution, doesn't include the change to monthly transit passes. Prop. E required certain 
findings before changes to fares could be made. There is no discussion in the calendar item 
about those criteria. In the past, notices were placed in vehicles about proposed changes to fares 
and when they would go into effect. The CEQA determination isn't in the packet. Other policy 
changes may have environmental impacts. Mr. Pilpel suggested amending the resolution to 
reduce the percent of technical changes from five to one percent. 

Myrna Lim stated that if this budget was presented in the real world, people would be fired. 
There are no plans for service improvements and capital improvements and no plan to make 
anybody's lives better. This is about big fat salary increases. There has been a 16% increase in 
salaries in three years. This budget is a sham. This hurts the average citizen. The SFMTA 
should be ashamed. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he is concerned about the proposal to raise the Muni Fast pass. Prop. 
E linked raising fares to quality of service. Mr. Weiner stated that the ultimate aim is to raise 
fares to $1 .75 but the SFMTA couldn't do it next year because it's politically loaded so you're 
increasing the Fast Pass. There should be public input about raising fares. This is a "Transit First 
Passenger Last" city. 

Bob Allen expressed support for increases in parking fares and fees. It's time to institute a policy 
for parking pricing. Mr. Allen expressed concern about the $65 million deficit in FY10 and 
encouraged the SFMTA to push for the SFMTA' s fair share at MTC. The MTC is looking at the 
discretionary part of the Regional Transit Plan. The SFMTA should push for funding for the 
Lifeline Pass and for funding to offset the SFMT A/BART disabled pass. 

Otto Duffy expressed support for increasing the gas tax. He added that indexing is good but 
suggest indexing to a rate slower than the Consumer Price Index. You don't want to encourage 
inflation. 



Razzu Engen, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, stated that he was glad to see no fare increases this 
year. He suggested that the SFMTA should not wait until this time next year to get other 
revenue generating ideas going. Mr. Engen expressed appreciation for Director Oka's comments 
about the Lifeline pass. The pass should be allowed to be used on BART. It's a lesser value pass 
that allows the same privileges as a Fast Pass. 

Travis Fox, Manager, presented the proposed changes to the FY09 Service Standards. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on the proposed FY09 Service Standards: 

David Pilpel stated that the budget presentation discussed a 97% increase in other revenue 
generated, so it seems that something more aggressive than 5% would be good. 

RESOLUTION 08-066 

On motion to approve the resolution as amended: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

The board took a short recess. 

12. Presentation and discussion regarding SFpark and SFMTA parking pilot programs. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that members are pleased to see this 
program move forward so quickly and complimented the excellent work by staff. These pilot 
programs will result in a great deal of information about parking and how it relates to public 
transit. Mr. Thornley advised that when parking meters poles are removed spaces for parking 
your bicycle are lost. Mr. Thornley urged support for the program. 

David Pilpel stated that the $1 .6 million for overhead is an excessive amount for a project that is 
only supposed to last for a year and a half and wondered if some funds would be used for other 
things. Mr. Pilpel inquired about how the sensors would detect various car lengths and whether 
streets will need to be dug up in order to install the sensors. 

Shelley Johnson stated that bicycles are great. There should be some work done in parking areas. 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Fifth Amendment with Serco 
Management Services for Meter Coin Collection, Counting and Management Services to expand 

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the scope of services to include: installation of 150 multi-space parking meters and coin 
collection and counting services for the Port of San Francisco; the option to expand coin and 
currency counting; implement various enhancements to coin counting software and SmartCard 
programs and increase the contract by $7,000,000 for an amount not to exceed $58,000,000; 
endorsing the SFpark program and the related pilot projects; finding that it is in the public 
interest to award a sole source agreement with Serco Management Services for Administrative 
Services in Support of the SFpark Program and the related pilot projects for a term of two years 
to June 3, 2010, and for an amount not to exceed $23,000,000 and authorizing the Executive 
Director/CEO to execute the Agreement with Serco. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution, contract and contract amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that this item involves two different contracts and it should have been two 
different items. Mr. Pilpel stated that he has no disagreement regarding the Fifth Amendment but 
the new agreement bothers him. He inquired about CEQA review and stated that coin counting 
services are done by SFMTA staff so this could be encroaching privatization. Mr. Pilpel also 
questioned whether Serco will be involved in drafting an RFP that they would likely bid on. 
That would create a possible ethical issue. 

RESOLUTION 08-067 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

14. Approving the City of San Francisco Ellis-O'Farrell Parking Corporation Fiscal Year 2009 
and FY2010 Operating Budget for the Ellis O'Farrell Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

At the request of Chairman McCray, Board Secretary Boomer called items 14-18 together. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-068 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

15. Approving the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and 
FY2010 Operating Budget for the Fifth and Mission Garage. (Explanatory documents include a 

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staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 
No public comment. 
RESOLUTION 08-069 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

16. Approving the City of San Francisco Portsmouth Plaza Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 
2009 and FY2010 Operating Budgets for the Portsmouth Square Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-070 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

17. Approving the Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and FY2010 Operating 
Budget for the Sutter-Stockton Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution 
and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-071 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

18. Approving the City of San Francisco Uptown Parking Corporation's Fiscal Year 2009 and 
FY2010 Operating Budget for the Union Square Parking Garage. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and budgets.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-072 

On motion to approve: 



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ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

19. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 6:21 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Travelers Casualty & Insurance vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court Claim #C061021, filed 2/14/06 
with Neoplan to dismiss claims of $3.1 million and the City to dismiss claims of $2.2 million. 

RESOLUTION 08-073 

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On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 6:27 p.m. 

20. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Travelers vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted unanimously 
to settle the case. The Board also met in closed session for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. No action was taken. 

21. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 6:28 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

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MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 

Golden Gate Room 

Fort Mason Conference Center 

Marina Blvd. at Buchanan Street 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in the Golden Gate 
Room Bl the Fort Mason Conference Center, Laguna Blvd. at Buchanan Street, San Francisco. Accessible 
MUNI lines serving this location are: 1 1 Townsend, 22 Fillmore, 28 19 th Avenue, 30 Stockton, 47 Van 
Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission. For information about MUNI accessible services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking spaces have been designated on the north 
end of the parking row outside the Conference Center for mobility-impaired persons. There is a fee for 
parking within the gates at Fort Mason Center. More information is available online at 
www . fortmason . org . 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlert Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Communications 

5. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

6. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

11. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Taxicab Industry and the San Francisco Taxi 
Commission. (Explanatory documents include a report.) 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding the work of the Taxicab Charter Reform Working 
Group. (Explanatory documents include a report.) 

13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the proposed SFMTA and Taxi Commission merger 
plan. (Explanatory documents include a report.) 

14. Presentation and Discussion regarding proposed Taxicab Rules and Regulations. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

15. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Ramped Taxi Program. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report.) 

ADJOURN 



The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action maybe 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code 
section 2. 100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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April 29, 2008 

Golden Gate Room 

Fort Mason Conference Center 

Marina Blvd. at Buchanan Street 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 






REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
c ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
c tenter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-April 15, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 



A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - 33rd Avenue at Escolta Way and Wawona Street, the stem of 
this T-intersection; Beulah Street at Cole Street; Carl Street at Clayton Street; and Vicksburg 
Street at 25th Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Florida Street, both sides, between 23rd 
and 24th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO TURN ON RED - 24th Street, eastbound, at Dolores Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Franconia Street, west side, at 
Rutledge Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $7.1 million in FY07-08 
Proposition 1B-606 1-002 California Transit Security Grant Program funds plus any subsequent 
interest earned in the account, to procure and install security equipment. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.3) Approving a Lease between the City and County of San Francisco, on behalf of the 
SFMTA, and Thomas F. Murphy, Martina Murphy and Christopher J. Harney for the two 
buildings known as 505 - 7th Street (aka 899 Bryant Street), and the adjacent parking area. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Adopting the FY2009 Service Standards and Milestones for the SFMTA. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed service standards and milestones.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Taxi Industry and the proposed merger of the 
Taxicab Commission and the SFMTA. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Paratransit Ramped Taxi Driver Incentive 
Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment #3 to the 
Consulting Agreement for Workers' Compensation Bill Review with David Dorm Consulting for 
an amount not to exceed $250,000 per year, retroactive to July 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Vicki Rambo) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 



2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 1 6 i::3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Jerry Lee - with notification. 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the April 15, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Heinicke, Lee-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that Item 14 was removed from the agenda at the request of 
staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray requested that staff respond to the letter regarding fumes from trucks in the 
southeast corridor. 

Director Heinicke arrived at the meeting. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Ongoing Activities 



Executive Director/CEO Ford presented the Special Recognition Awards to the March Madness 
winners. The winning team's presentation was on the Third Street Transit Priority Project. The 
awards were given to Lauren Green, Manager, DPT Traffic Signal Shop; Eddie Tsui, DPT 
Traffic Engineering; Dan Rosen, Transit Manger, Muni; Matthew Reeves, IT Integration; and 
James Waggoner, DPT Signal Division. 

ED/CEO Ford announced Bike to Work Day on May 15, 2008. Group rides are being 
coordinated and will culminate with a press conference at City Hall. The SFMTA is sponsoring 
adult bike education courses and repainting key bike lanes and "Sharrows". 

ED/CEO Ford announced that the 46 Annual Cable Car Bell Ringing Competition will be held 
on Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at 12 Noon in Union Square. Preliminaries will be held at the Cable 
Car Barn on May 14. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operations Officer presented a report on the West Portal Rail Upgrade 
and Station Rehabilitation Program. 

Director Heinicke requested that staff provide information regarding how the SFMTA is going to 
keep people from driving into the subway. 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs provided a status report regarding the 
BART-Muni Senior and Disabled Fast Pass. 

Chairman McCray requested that staff prepare a letter to the BART Board expressing support for 
the BART-Muni Senior and Disable Fast Pass. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner stated that he understands the rational for the TEP proposals but the trade offs 
are human sacrifices. The elderly, sick, and handicapped will have to walk further and uphill. 
He cited the deletion of 39 and 66 as examples. The Board needs to consider the possible 
catastrophic results of this proposal. 

Susan King, Walk San Francisco, thanked the Board for their leadership regarding the Fell and 
Masonic intersection. The judge ruled in favor of allowing changes to the intersection in 
advance of the entire environmental review. People are concerned about the individual changes 
proposed in the TEP, but it is a big step forward. Ms. King also expressed appreciation for a 
budget which addressed the needs of the transportation riding community. With autos using 47% 
of greenhouse gas, public transit is the obvious choice. 

Barry Taranto suggested a change in the wording of the taxi integration plan. Mr. Taranto 
questioned the appropriateness of a westbound 33-line bus that was parked mid-street. The 



operator had left the bus to get coffee. On Howard Street between 1 1 th and 12 th Streets the event 
sponsor was supposed to create a taxi stand but there were only miniature signs and cars were 
blocking the stand. Muni didn't receive orders about establishing a cab stand. The PCO 
threatened to write a ticket for asking for his badge number. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
AC HON AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
A I FORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - 33rd Avenue at Escolta Way and Wawona Street, the stem of 
this T-intersection; Beulah Street at Cole Street; Carl Street at Clayton Street; and Vicksburg 
Street at 25th Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "W" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Florida Street, both sides, between 23rd 
and 24th Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO TURN ON RED - 24th Street, eastbound, at Dolores Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Franconia Street, west side, at 
Rutledge Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-074 

(10.2) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $7.1 million in FY07-08 
Proposition 1B-606 1-002 California Transit Security Grant Program funds plus any subsequent 
interest earned in the account, to procure and install security equipment. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-075 

(10.3) Approving a Lease between the City and County of San Francisco, on behalf of the 
SFMTA, and Thomas F. Murphy, Martina Murphy and Christopher J. Harney for the two 
buildings known as 505 - 7th Street (aka 899 Bryant Street), and the adjacent parking area. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and lease.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-076 



No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, McCray, Nolan and Oka 
ABSENT - Lee 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Adopting the FY2009 Service Standards and Milestones for the SFMTA. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and proposed service standards and milestones.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

Travis Fox, Manager, Service Performance and Standards, presented the staff report. 

Director Heinicke requested that staff provide an estimate of the percentage of riders who 
received on-time service. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-077 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Lee 

12. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Taxi Industry and the proposed merger of the 
Taxicab Commission and the SFMTA. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

Executive Director/CEO Ford stated that the proposed merger is an opportunity for enhanced 
coordination of traffic management. The Board of Supervisors Government Audit & Oversight 
Committee rescheduled their hearing on the merger to May 12. The SFMTA is committed to a 
smooth transition and establishing a taxi advisory body. 

Wade Crowfoot, Mayor's Office, outlined the intent behind the merger. 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of External Affairs, provided an update regarding the 
Implementation Plan for the Taxi Commission functions including benefits, challenges and 
timeline. 

Jordanna Thigpen, acting Director, Taxi Commission, presented a review of the Taxicab 
industry. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that the Advisory Committee needs to have more stakeholders. The 
President of the Taxi Commission is a taxi driver but has failed to represent drivers. Drivers 
make maybe $1 10-120 per shift and don't get vacation, health care, or sick pay. Cab drivers are 
taking a pay cut with the recent increases in fuel costs. If you don't make sure drivers get 
enough money, you can't insure good customer service. 

Carl MacMurdo, Medallion Holders Association, expressed appreciation to the Executive 
Director and Wade Crowfoot and stated that he likes the idea of a Taxi Advisory Board. He 
hopes that limos and taxis will be combined. It is logical that DPT could have an enforcement 
division for limos and taxis. Mr. MacMurdo stated that the overriding concern is who will be the 
Director of the Taxi Division. Mr. Ford has committed to a nationwide search and hiring a 
qualified individual. 

Bud Hazelkorn, United Taxicab Workers, stated that there are important aspects to the merger. 
Drivers are considered independent operators and not employees. He is happy to join with the 
SFMTA as a member of a mass transit agency. Taxi drivers should make a viable reasonable 
living commensurate with the cost of living in San Francisco. Users should be able to find a cab 
easily and for a reasonable price. Taxicab drivers make an untenable wage. 

Mark Gruberg, United Taxicab Workers, stated that Prop. E gave the Board of Supervisors the 
authority to transfer the Taxi Commission to the SFMTA. Prop. A stated that the SFMTA Board 
would have the power to override current taxi rules and ordinances. Prop. K provided 
significant benefits for cab drivers and allowed a cab driver to get a medallion without having to 
pay a fortune. The SFMTA Board could wipe that law off the books. He expressed hope that the 
Board treads cautiously. 

Dave Schneider, United Taxicab Workers, stated that he is looking forward to the integration of 
cab drivers with Muni drivers since all drivers are doing the same job. Muni drivers get real 
benefits. The Court of Appeals compared cab driver to sharecroppers. It is an illusion that 
drivers are independent. Mr. Schneider expressed hope that taxicabs are better integrated with 
Muni, drivers will get benefits and there will be an integrated dispatch service. 

13. Presentation and Discussion regarding the Paratransit Ramped Taxi Driver Incentive 
Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed appreciation for the plan but stated it is better to provide extra money to 
the driver per trip. Mr. Taranto is concerned that drivers will still go to the airport rather than 
serve the disabled community. It is important to look at people who made a commitment to 
participate in the program to see if they have provided service or if they're mainly at the airport. 

Charles Rathbone, Luxor Cab, expressed appreciation for the incentive program. The best 
incentive is to reward individual drivers for every ramp order they pick up. It is less efficient to 
give incentives only to the top performers. Three-quarters of all ramped vehicle customers travel 



during the day. Drivers that work at night won't get the incentive. Some people don't like to use 
ramped vans so taxi drivers lose money. 

Mark Gruberg stated that he doesn't object to an incentive program but isn't sure if this is the 
best way. It makes more sense to give drivers $5 more for every person they pick up. It is 
meaningless to give $500 to a cab company that makes thousands. Wheelchair orders should be 
prioritized and assigned to a driver if no driver volunteers to pick the passenger up. People have 
waited for more than an hour to be picked up. If you're going to allow all companies to have 
ramped taxis, then you need to centralize dispatch. 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment #3 to the 
Consulting Agreement for Workers' Compensation Bill Review with David Dorm Consulting for 
an amount not to exceed $250,000 per year, retroactive to July 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Vicki Rambo) 

Item 14 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Lee-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:45 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Jerry Lee - with notification 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer 



Oliver Gajda, Manager, Bicycle Program 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Coalition for Adequate Review vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #505509 filed on 7/28/05 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:07 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the Coalition for Adequate Review case with the city attorney. There was no action 
taken. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Lee-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:09 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY | 6 20C8 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 'Tel: 415.701.4505' Fax: 415.701.4502 •www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

[Tie Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
( ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
C 'enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: Ml INI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

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room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

I -May 6, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. Pacific Specialty Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07468166 filed on 10/15/07 for $2,594.85 

B. Xiangmin Li vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #462488 filed on 4/18/07 for $7,000 

C. Westfield Metreon vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802768 filed on 4/10/08 for $18,108.83 

D. KGO TV vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7507028 filed on 2/13/07 for $30,000 

E. Vladelen Grinberg vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446060 filed on 10/26/05 for $73,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO 
STOPPING EXCEPT FOR BUSES - Collingwood, west side from 19th Street to 135 feet 
southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH -25-MPH SPEED LIMIT -Masonic Avenue, from Geary Boulevard to Oak 
Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Divisadero and Jefferson Streets, stopping Divisadero Street 
at Jefferson Street AND 24th and Hoffman Streets, stopping 24th Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Steiner Street, west side, from 
Sacramento Street to the north line of the driveway for 2601-03 Sacramento Street AND 
Steiner Street, east side, from California Street to the south line of the driveway for 2490 
California Street. 

E. ESTABLISH -RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES -Holloway Avenue, south side, 
from Monticello Street to 20 feet easterly AND Holloway Avenue, south side, from 
Monticello Street to 23 feet westerly. 

F. RESCIND - 1-HR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH - 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C", 2-HR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY -Sutter Street, south side, between Leavenworth and . 
Larkin Streets. 

G. RESCIND - 1-HR PARKING, 7 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C", 2-HR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Sutter Street, north side, between Leavenworth and 
Larkin Streets. 

H. INSTALL - SPEED HUMPS -Richland Avenue, between Murray and Leese Streets AND 
Richland Avenue, between Andover and Murray Streets. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Armed and 
Unarmed Security Services, to select the highest-ranking proposer and negotiate a Contract with 
the selected proposer for a three-year term. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation to extend the 
operating agreement for the Fifth and Mission Garage with Ampco System Parking on a month-to- 
month basis, for a term not to exceed May 31, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Actuarial Study Agreement with 
Milliman, Inc., with a contract term of three years and a total contract amount not to exceed 
$206,830 with an option to extend the Agreement for a maximum of two one-year terms. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Second Amendment to the 
Agreement with MuniFinancial for analysis of possible transit fees and to extend the term of the 
contract from May 22, 2008 through December 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Public Hearing and action to authorize the Executive Director/CEO to establish and approve 
special event parking rates at various off-street parking facilities subject to certain conditions 
including that: the rate may be available to the general public or limited to attendees of a special 
event sponsored by or benefiting a not-for-profit, charitable organization, or association; 
attendees may be required to present appropriate evidence documenting the users' attendance at 
the special event; the parking facility must be within one-half mile of the event site; the rate must 
not breach any contractual obligations or City rules and regulations; the rate must be in effect 
only on the day(s) and time(s) of the special event; the rate must be a flat fee per vehicle per entry 
between the range of $5 to $40 per day; the rate for motorcycles shall be $2 per entry per day; all 
other applicable fees and charges shall apply; various factors must be considered when deciding 
an appropriate rate for a particular event; and the rate must not exceed fourteen consecutive days 
without prior approval from the SFMTA Board. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a contract with Cubic Transportation 
Systems for the refurbishment of the fare box system, including the fare boxes, computer 
hardware and software and manage the fare boxes and provide support services, for a term not to 
exceed 26 months and an amount not to exceed $19,000,000; and execute software and other 
technology license agreements with Cubic as necessary for the full implementation of the project 
at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Kenneth McDonald) 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1216, Geneva Historic Car Enclosure Project to 
Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., in an amount not to exceed $6,935,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment #3 to the 
Consulting Agreement for Workers' Compensation Bill Review with David Donn Consulting for 
an amount not to exceed $250,000 per year, retroactive to July 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Vicki Rambo) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 



CLOSED SESSION 



1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Shane Johnson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458926 filed on 12/20/06 for $1 17,500 

B. Amalia Rosco & Martha Calderon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #468840 filed on 1 1/2/07 for $555,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_JK^ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

JUN 1 2 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue* 7 th Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103 ♦ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 - www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:02 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Malcolm Heinicke - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 6, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Heinicke-absent). 

5. Communications 
None. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Tom Nolan stated that Chief Financial Officer Sonali Bose provided a report on 
the Lifeline Pass at the Policy and Governance Committee meeting. The committee requested 
that staff improve distribution of the Lifeline pass, revisit the work order and price, and hold a 
hearing to solicit input from the public. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Carter Rohan, Acting Executive Director, reviewed the service plan for the "Bay to Breakers" 
race. Mr. Rohan also reported on the service plan for the Black & White Ball, which will be held 
on Saturday, May 3 1 . 

Mr. Rohan stated that there will be 1 7 teams competing in the upcoming American Public 
Transportation Associations' Rail Rodeo which will be held on May 31 at Muni Metro East. 
APTA's Rail Conference will be held on June 1-4. The SFMTA will present a host session on 
June 1. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Newsom will address the conference. 

Deputy Chief Antonio Parra, Director of Security and Enforcement, presented a report on 
assaults on Parking Control Officers. He stated that there is no correlation between assaults and 
increases in fines. Conflict resolution training is provided to all new hires. 

Murray Bond, Manager, Strategic Communications, stated staff has been discussing a 
comprehensive communications plan that will address safety issues for pedestrians, cyclists, 
riders, employees, drivers, etc. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Terri Feeley, SF Works, stated that people who want to take advantage of the Lifeline pass have 
to take off work every month to get their pass in person, with cash at only three locations in the 
city. These locations are open during the time when most people are employed. Less than six 
percent of eligible residents currently take advantage of the program. The demand for the pass 
will increase should fares increase. The pass is incompatible with the pre-tax commuter-check 
program. Increasing the accessibility and the relevance of the Lifeline pass should be a priority. 

Razzu Engen, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, expressed appreciation that the Board has directed 
staff to make improvements to the Lifeline pass. He expressed hope that improvements are in 
place well before the fare increase goes into effect. Staff should make sure that the program is 
useful for transit-dependent people. 

Emil Lawrence stated that issuing a citation is a two-sided event. The only time he has had a 
problem was when the citation issuer didn't have a sense of diplomacy. It is a big problem when 
someone gets a citation that you feel is unmerited and the Parking Control Officer flips you a 
finger and tells you to take it to the judge. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 



I )avid Pilpel expressed concern regarding who will take care of the functions of the staff that 
were laid off. The SFMTA needs to be realistic about their financial forecast. If revenue isn't 
going to be there, then the Agency needs to tell the truth. Appropriate notices should be placed 
on vehicles when staff is proposing changes to routes, fares, and fees. The Agency has the ability 
to hire part lime operators which could save money. 

1 lerbert Weiner stated changes to the 2-Clement line will affect the disabled and handicapped. 
Nicy will have a hard time walking to the 1-California or the 38-Geary. This shows contempt for 
the aged, ill and severely handicapped. The TEP must have corrective procedures in case things 
go wrong. 

Charlie Sciammas, PODER, stated that the SFMTA protects the city's health and oversees the 
leading cause of pollution in the city. Diesel exhaust is one quarter of the city's pollution. All 
communities are not experiencing pollution equally. The Excelsior district has the highest 
number of asthma, heart conditions, and lung problems. Truck traffic should be rerouted off our 
streets. Hybrid buses should be reallocated to operate in the southeast corridor. Mr. Sciammas 
requested that the Board schedule a follow up hearing regarding the solutions. 

Lucy Sanchez stated that she has had cancer for eight years. It's important to work together to 
make sure that the community is free of pollution. PODER conducted a survey and 47% of the 
residents say they smell pollution in front of their homes. Our research shows that over 10% of 
the traffic in the neighborhood is large trucks and buses. 

Mayra Alvarenga, PODER, stated that they are united to have a healthy and safe environment. 
The Excelsior neighborhood has many diesel buses. They request cleaner buses. In order to 
develop solutions, we need a community process. Ms. Alvarenga expressed hope that the 
SFMTA will take the lead. 

Carlos Lorenzo stated that he has had to wait for an hour for a diesel bus that pollutes the 
environment. He suffers from asthma and bronchitis. Mr. Lorenzo hopes that the SFMTA will 
deploy non-polluting buses to areas that are most in need. 

Emily Lee, Chinese Progressive Association, stated environmental racism has been going on for 
decades and needs to be addressed in the entire southeast sector of San Francisco. The SFMTA 
can regulate what goes through the neighborhood. Ms. Lee urged the SFMTA to prioritize clean 
buses in neighborhoods. 

Natalie Gee, Chinese Progressive Association, stated that they have documented environmental 
hazards in the southeast sector of the city. The SFMTA has a choice about where you deploy 
clean-air buses. She urged the SFMTA Board to prioritize clean buses in the southeast sector 
neighborhoods; to take trucks off residential streets and enact policies that protect the health of 
residents. 



Cristina Carrasquillo, Green Action for Environmental Health & Justice, stated that they are 
working to reduce diesel pollution and the impact of diesel exhaust on the community. She is 
reaching out to make people aware of the health risk of buses and trucks that idle. Ms. 
Carrasquillo expressed support for PODER's efforts to reroute trucks. The Bayview Hunters 
Point area is another community that is impacted heavily by pollution. 

Linda Weiner, American Lung Association, expressed support for residents in their quest to 
reduce air pollution in urban areas. Air pollution causes a number of diseases and trucks are the 
number one source of soot in the city. The highest number people who are hospitalized for 
asthma are in the southeast sector. The most vulnerable are the children and the elderly who 
comprise 40% of the residents in the Excelsior. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that staff involve community groups upfront and that the issue 
be brought back to the Board for a public hearing. 

Acting ED Rohan stated that the SFMTA is highly interested in working with PODER and will 
hold a meeting with them and others to see how the SFMTA can contribute to a better 
environment. The item will be brought back to the Board. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Pacific Specialty Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07468166 filed on 10/15/07 for $2,594.85 

B. Xiangmin Li vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #462488 filed on 4/18/07 for $7,000 

C. Westfield Metreon vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802768 filed on 4/10/08 for $18,108.83 

D. KGO TV vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7507028 filed on 2/13/07 for $30,000 

E. Vladelen Grinberg vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #446060 filed on 10/26/05 for $73,000 

RESOLUTION 08-078 



(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO 
STOPPING EXCEPT FOR BUSES - Collingwood, west side from 19th Street to 135 feet 
southerly. 

B. ESTABLISH -25-MPH SPEED LIMIT -Masonic Avenue, from Geary Boulevard to Oak 
Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Divisadero and Jefferson Streets, stopping Divisadero Street 
at Jefferson Street AND 24th and Hoffman Streets, stopping 24th Street. 

D. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Steiner Street, west side, from 
Sacramento Street to the north line of the driveway for 2601-03 Sacramento Street AND 
Steiner Street, east side, from California Street to the south line of the driveway for 2490 
California Street. 

E. ESTABLISH -RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES -Holloway Avenue, south side, 
from Monticello Street to 20 feet easterly AND Holloway Avenue, south side, from 
Monticello Street to 23 feet westerly. 

F. RESCIND - 1-HR PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH - 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C", 2-HR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY -Sutter Street, south side, between Leavenworth and 
Larkin Streets. 

G. RESCIND - 1-HR PARKING, 7 AM TO 4 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAY AND ESTABLISH 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "C", 2-HR PARKING, 8 AM TO 4 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Sutter Street, north side, between Leavenworth and 
Larkin Streets. 

H. INSTALL - SPEED HUMPS -Richland Avenue, between Murray and Leese Streets AND 
Richland Avenue, between Andover and Murray Streets. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-079 

(10.3) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Armed and 
Unarmed Security Services, to select the highest-ranking proposer and negotiate a Contract with 
the selected proposer for a three-year term. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-080 

(10.4) Authorizing the City of San Francisco Downtown Parking Corporation to extend the 
operating agreement for the Fifth and Mission Garage with Ampco System Parking on a month-to- 
month basis, for a term not to exceed May 31, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 

RESOLUTION 08-081 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Actuarial Study Agreement with 
Milliman, Inc., with a contract term of three years and a total contract amount not to exceed 
$206,830 with an option to extend the Agreement for a maximum of two one-year terms. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-082 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Second Amendment to the 
Agreement with MuniFinancial for analysis of possible transit fees and to extend the term of the 
contract from May 22, 2008 through December 31, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-083 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Public Hearing and action to authorize the Executive Director/CEO to establish and approve 
special event parking rates at various off-street parking facilities subject to certain conditions 
including that: the rate may be available to the general public or limited to attendees of a special 
event sponsored by or benefiting a not-for-profit, charitable organization, or association; 
attendees maybe required to present appropriate evidence documenting the users' attendance at 
the special event; the parking facility must be within one-half mile of the event site; the rate must 
not breach any contractual obligations or City rules and regulations; the rate must be in effect 
only on the day(s) and time(s) of the special event; the rate must be a flat fee per vehicle per entry 
between the range of $5 to $40 per day; the rate for motorcycles shall be $2 per entry per day; all 
other applicable fees and charges shall apply; various factors must be considered when deciding 
an appropriate rate for a particular event; and the rate must not exceed fourteen consecutive days 
without prior approval from the SFMTA Board. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that notice about the rates should have been posted in the SFMTA' s off-street 
parking facilities. He about the different approach to rate-setting and stated that the SFMTA 
Board has the authority to set rates and fees which may not be a power that is delegable to staff. 
If it is delegable, Mr. Pilpel stated that he was not sure that it should be. 

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RESOLUTION 08-084 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 
ABSENT - Heinicke 

12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a contract with Cubic Transportation 
Systems for the refurbishment of the fare box system, including the fare boxes, computer 
hardware and software and manage the fare boxes and provide support services, for a term not to 
exceed 26 months and an amount not to exceed $19,000,000; and execute software and other 
technology license agreements with Cubic as necessary for the full implementation of the project 
at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Kenneth McDonald) 

Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, Muni Service Delivery, presented the staff report. 

Vice Chair Nolan asked staff to provide additional analysis of the options including 
refurbishment vs. a new system; costs and validate the warranty issue. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

John Satterfield, CUBIC, stated that CUBIC is the provider of the existing fare box system and 
owns the intellectual property for the fare boxes which they license to transit systems. People 
don't bid on refurbishing another company's product because they don't own the design. 

David Pilpel expressed concern about the level of operating support to maintain the equipment 
after the warranty period. He asked if staff could repackage the RFP to either repair or replace 
equipment as long as they use the existing structure and it is a registering fare box. Mr. Pilpel 
stated that he was not sure if $1.4-1.6 million was necessary for engineering. 

Emil Lawrence stated that 90% of the people who board don't use the fare box. They use a pass. 
The design of the fare box is electro-mechanical. It doesn't make sense to put new equipment in 
because no new technology is going to solve the SFMTA's problems. 

On motion to continue the item to the June 17 meeting: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

13. Authorizing the award of Contract No. MR-1216, Geneva Historic Car Enclosure Project to 
Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., in an amount not to exceed $6,935,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

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Shahnam Farhangi, Acting Deputy Director, Transportation Development, provided a description 
of the contract. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel stated that this project is long overdue. Local 21 concerns are important. Mr. Pilpel 
inquired about CEQA review as it was not referenced in the staff description. He added that 
covered storage will be needed at Muni Metro East or there will be more vehicle deterioration. 
The sooner we get this canopy project built at Geneva, the better. 

Vice Chairman Nolan expressed concern regarding the lack of approval by the Civil Service 
Commission and moved that the item be continued in order to vet the item with the unions and 
secure approval from the Civil Service Commission. 

On motion to continue the item to the June 17 meeting: 

ADOPTED : AYES - Lee, Nolan and Oka 

NAYES - Beach, Black, and McCray 

ABSENT - Heinicke 
The motion failed adoption. 
On motion to approve the contract: 
RESOLUTION 08-085 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, McCray, Lee and Oka 

NAYES - Nolan 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment #3 to the 
Consulting Agreement for Workers' Compensation Bill Review with David Donn Consulting for 
an amount not to exceed $250,000 per year, retroactive to July 1, 2007. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Vicki Rambo) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-086 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

The SFMTA Board of Directors recessed the meeting and convened the Parking Authority 
Commission meeting. Upon adjournment of the Parking Authority Commission meeting, the 
SFMTA Board reconvened their meeting. 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Heinicke-absent). 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Malcolm Heinicke - with notification 

Also present: Carter Rohan, Acting Executive Director 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



A. Shane Johnson vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458926 filed on 12/20/06 for $1 17,500 
RESOLUTION 08-087 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 
ABSENT - Heinicke 

B. Amalia Risco & Martha Calderon vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #468840 filed on 1 1/2/07 for $555,000 
RESOLUTION 08-088 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
JC_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:17 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the Johnson and Risco/Calderon cases with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors 

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voted unanimously to settle the cases. The Board also met for a conference with their labor 
negotiator. There was no action taken. 

1 7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Heinicke-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:19 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
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Gavin Newsom | Mayor 

Rev. Dr. James McCray Jr | Chairman 
Tom Nolan | Vice-Chairman 
Cameron Beach | Director 
Shirley Breyer Black | Director 
Malcolm Heinicke | Director 
Jerry Lee | Director 
Bruce Oka | Director 

Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. I Executive Director /CEO 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Plaza 



The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 

(SFMTA) Board and Parking Authority Commission (PAC) 

meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2008 have been 

cancelled. 



The next meeting of the SFMTA Board of Directors and Parking Authority Commission is 
scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, 2008. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 






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JUN 1 2 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 m Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlctt Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-May 20, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. 21 st Century Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC08472636 filed on 2/26/08 for $613.88 

B. Paul Crosby vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802593 filed on 3/26/008 for $6,61 1 .52 

C. Wendy Soone-Broder vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703099 filed on 5/31/07 for $60,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH- STOP SIGNS -York Street at Mariposa Street, stopping the stem of this 
currently uncontrolled T-intersection AND Santiago Street at 29th Avenue. 

B. RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Santiago Street, south side, 
from 29th Avenue to 20-feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 3rd Avenue, both sides, between Anza 
and Balboa Streets. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI FLAG STOP - Polk Street, west side, south of Grove Street. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, north side, from 7th Street to 100 feet 
easterly AND Clement Street, south side, from 14th Avenue to 100 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH -MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, north side, from 7th Street to 80 
feet westerly; Grove Street, south side, from Polk Street to 100 feet westerly AND 
Clement Street, south side, from 14th Avenue to 73 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Fell Street, south side, from 
60 feet to 150 feet east of Masonic Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file applications and claims for 
Operating Assistance funds with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 
2009 in the amounts of Transportation Development Act funding - $35,511,624; State Transit 
Assistance funding - $33,81 1,668; AB1 107 Sales Tax funding - $34,000,000 and Regional 
Measure 2 funding - $2,684,688. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, legal opinion 
and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend a total of $12,810,000 of 
Traffic Light Synchronization Program funds from the State of California to upgrade the traffic 
signal corridor along Highway 1 and along Franklin, Gough, Polk and Lombard Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
583-03, Complete Rehabilitation of 16 SFMTA Historic Streetcars, evaluate proposals, select the 
highest ranking proposer, and negotiate a contract with the most qualified proposer. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
583-2, Complete Rehabilitation of Streetcar Car No. 1 , evaluate proposals, and negotiate a contract 
with the most qualified proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (Ken McDonald) 



(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request For Proposals to solicit 
proposals from qualified firms to manage and provide clinical supervision for the SFMTA's 
Employee Assistance, Peer Assistance, and Trauma Response Programs for a contract amount 
not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term of three years with a one year extension. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and RFP.) (Vicki Rambo) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
with the Port of San Francisco for the installation, coin collection and counting and maintenance 
of up to 150 multi-space meters for a term of two years to June 30, 2010. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement 
with Concentra Health Services, dba Concentra Medical Center, to extend the Agreement through 
December 31, 2008 and increase the contract to an amount not to exceed $71,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and amendment.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Amendment to the Real 
Property Ownership Agreement between the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, San Mateo 
County Transit District, the City and County of San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley 
Transportation Authority which includes payment of $10.3 million to SamTrans from future 
gasoline sales tax "spillover" money and designates SamTrans as the managing agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - RED ZONE - 17th Street, south side, from 30 feet to 20 feet west of 
Arkansas Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - 17th Street, south side, from Arkansas Street to 20 feet easterly. 

C. EXTENSIONS - RED ZONE -17th Street, north side, from 8 feet to 20 feet west of 
Arkansas Street AND 17th Street, north side, from 10 feet to 20 feet east of Arkansas 
Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

12. Approving the Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Capital Investment Plan in the amount of $4,500,000,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, plan and budgets.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Adopting and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement the Accessible Pedestrian 
Signal Request and Installation Policy. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
policy.) (Bond Yee) 

14. Approving the revised Accessible Pedestrian Signals Claimants Priority List to delete Mission & 
Onondaga Streets and Geneva Street & Interstate-280 and add Geneva & Mission Streets and 
O'Shaughnessy, Portola & Woodside Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and revised priority list.) (Bond Yee) 



15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal 
Years 2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

1 6. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal 
Years 2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

1 7. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Operating 
Budget for the Japan Center Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

18. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal Years 
2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and 
budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the combined St. Mary's Square Garage 
and 16 th & Hoff Street Garage Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

20. Supporting the formation of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (CBD) and 
authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit ballots in favor of formation of the CBD. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 

21. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 
A. Judith Ireland and Laura Cox vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459361 filed on 01/08/07 for $250,000 



B. CCSF vs. Cambridge Integrated Services, Cambridge Integrated vs. Pacific Secured Equities, 
Pacific Secured Equities v. CCSF, US Dist. Ct. # C04-1523 filed on 03/03/04 for $1,000,000. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
JC_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

22. Announcement of Closed Session. 

23. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUN 2 5 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ngss Avenue • 7" Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 ♦ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Nolan called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

James McCray, Jr. - with notification 
Malcolm Heinicke - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set 
on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Beach, Heinicke, McCray-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Item 10. 2G, Establishing a Tow- Away Zone on Fell Street 
and Item 1 7, Approval of the Japan Center Garage Budget had been removed from the agenda at 
the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 



Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the accident that occurred on Saturday, June 14 between two 
light rail vehicles. Staff is working with the CPUC and is trying to determine the cause. 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the status of the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 budgets. 

Mr. Ford stated that the APTA Rail Rodeo and Conference were very successful. The SFMTA's 
Operator team won first place by beating 18 other teams. Speaker Pelosi kicked off the Rail 
Conference. Mayor Gavin Newsom presented the keynote luncheon address. Over 1400 
conventioneers attended. During the conference the SFMTA hosted the 46 th Annual Cable Car 
Bell Ringing Competition. Leonard Oats was declared the World Champion for the second year 
in a row. Ken Lunardi won second place and Byron Cobb was third. Mr. Ford showed the 
"SFMTA Quality of Life" video that was premiered at the APTA conference. This video will be 
used in our new employee training and for other public information purposes 

E.D. Ford reviewed the status the Red light Camera Enforcement program. The SFMTA is 
planning to expand the program. Since the red light camera program went into effect there has 
been a 50% decline in collisions due to a driver who runs a red light. 

Chief Operating Officer Ken McDonald and Deputy Chief Antonio Parra reviewed the approach 
that will be used to prevent vehicular access to the subway. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, SFMTA CAC, presented the report. He noted that the CAC reviewed 
the Capital Improvement Plan and has continued to review the work of the Revenue Panel. Mr. 
Murphy presented two recommendations concerning vehicle cleanliness and transportation 
options along the Geneva corridor. 

9. Public Comment 

Vera Haile stated that she had provided the Board Secretary with written comments but wanted 
to suggest that the SFMTA post the proposed TEP changes on the effected bus lines so riders 
will know how they will be impacted. Focus groups and website postings are not enough. Ms. 
Haile stated that she has been speaking with riders and was discouraged to find that no rider 
knew what was being planned for the bus they were on. 

Karen Ames, San Francisco Opera, stated that she was representing many of the major cultural 
institutions in the Civic Center area who have been trying to get the City to pay attention to the 
parking crunch that will occur as nearby parking lots are built out. It will seriously impact their 
ability to accommodate workers and patrons. The Parking Authority was directed to begin the 
build-out of the Performing Arts Garage however; the project has been stalled and since then 
there has been no progress. The institutions support the Transit First policy but patrons from the 
South and North Bay, seniors, people with disabilities, and musicians who must carry heavy 
instruments or working late can't use public transportation. 



Jim Haas, Mayor's Civic Center Stakeholder's Group, stated that the Walker Report, a 
comprehensive study of parking in the Civic Center area, pointed out the parking shortfall years 
ago. Many properties are already in the hands of developers or are about to be developed. The 
SFMTA needs to start dealing with this problem and stop wasting time haggling over who will 
do the environmental impact studies. 

Susan King, Transit Not Traffic (TNT) Coalition stated that they have been working 
collaboratively with SFMTA staff but they have a sticking point with regards to the Lifeline Pass. 
In September of 2009 there will be an increase in the cost of a Muni Fast Pass. Many riders will 
be able to absorb the increase but others will be left without affordable transit options. We need 
an affordable, easily accessible pass and TNT would like to see if the SFMTA is on-board. The 
TNT Coalition wants to make public transit accessible to everyone. 

Razzu Engen, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, stated that the TNT Coalition has been trying to make 
San Francisco a real "Transit First" city. Mr. Engen stated that he had hoped to get a resolution 
on the Lifeline pass on the agenda to show a real commitment that SFMTA Board is supportive. 
The TNT Coalition has been working with staff. It would be nice to see a firm commitment from 
the Board to make the Lifeline pass effective. 

Paul Hogarth, TNT Coalition stated that in 2005 the Citizen's Advisory Council recommended 
that the cost of the Lifeline Pass be reduced. This has been a concern almost since the Lifeline 
pass was created. Mr. Hogarth commended Sonali Bose and Bruce Oka for their leadership. 

Emil Lawrence stated that the Central Subway is Nancy Pelosi's "Pork Barrel" project. It's an 
un-needed project that won't help on-time performance and doesn't have enough money. Mr. 
Lawrence suggested re-signalizing lights, running light rail on the surface and eliminating buses. 

Barry Taranto stated that the NextBus information is totally wrong and can't be used to predict 
arrival times. Recently he found a driver to be rude and unhelpful because the driver didn't tell 
people he was raising the stairs. Last week the SFPD did a poor job with an incident on a bus. 
Inspectors should adjust bus schedules rather than ticket taxi drivers. Muni fare inspectors are 
rude when they don't thank people for showing their proof of payment. 

Exec. Director Ford stated that staff would provide an update on the status of the Performing 
Arts Garage at the next meeting and that staff was looking at the Lifeline Pass program as 
directed by the SFMTA Board. Mr. Ford added that staff is currently conducting an analysis of 
the costs associated with the Lifeline Pass program including what it will take to expand the 
program. Staff will be presenting their analysis to the Board of Directors in September. 

Vice Chairman Nolan expressed appreciation for staffs effort regarding the Lifeline pass and 
stated that the SFMTA Board is supportive of the efforts to improve the program. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. 21 st Century Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC08472636 filed on 2/26/08 for $613.88 

B. Paul Crosby vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802593 filed on 3/26/008 for $6,61 1 .52 

C. Wendy Soone-Broder vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #703099 filed on 5/31/07 for $60,000 

RESOLUTION 08-090 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH- STOP SIGNS -York Street at Mariposa Street, stopping the stem of this 
currently uncontrolled T-intersection AND Santiago Street at 29th Avenue. 

B. RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Santiago Street, south side, 
from 29th Avenue to 20-feet westerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 3rd Avenue, both sides, between Anza 
and Balboa Streets. 

D. RESCIND - MUNI FLAG STOP - Polk Street, west side, south of Grove Street. 

E. RESCIND - MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, north side, from 7th Street to 100 feet 
easterly AND Clement Street, south side, from 14th Avenue to 100 feet westerly. 

F. ESTABLISH -MUNI BUS ZONES - Harrison Street, north side, from 7th Street to 80 
feet westerly; Grove Street, south side, from Polk Street to 1 00 feet westerly AND 
Clement Street, south side, from 14th Avenue to 73 feet easterly. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Fell Street, south side, from 
60 feet to 150 feet east of Masonic Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 G was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

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RESOLUTION 08-091 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute and file applications and claims for 
Operating Assistance funds with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for Fiscal Year 
2009 in the amounts of Transportation Development Act funding - $35,51 1,624; State Transit 
Assistance funding - $33,81 1,668; AB1 107 Sales Tax funding - $34,000,000 and Regional 
Measure 2 funding - $2,684,688. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, legal opinion 
and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-092 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend a total of $12,810,000 of 
Traffic Light Synchronization Program funds from the State of California to upgrade the traffic 
signal corridor along Highway 1 and along Franklin, Gough, Polk and Lombard Streets. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-093 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
583-03, Complete Rehabilitation of 16 SFMTA Historic Streetcars, evaluate proposals, select the 
highest ranking proposer, and negotiate a contract with the most qualified proposer. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-094 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract No. 
583-2, Complete Rehabilitation of Streetcar Car No. 1, evaluate proposals, and negotiate a contract 
with the most qualified proposer. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
financial plan.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-095 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request For Proposals to solicit 
proposals from qualified firms to manage and provide clinical supervision for the SFMTA' s 
Employee Assistance, Peer Assistance, and Trauma Response Programs for a contract amount 
not to exceed $1,000,000 and for a term of three years with a one year extension. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and RFP.) (Vicki Rambo) 

RESOLUTION 08-096 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Memorandum of Understanding 
with the Port of San Francisco for the installation, coin collection and counting and maintenance 
of up to 150 multi-space meters for a term of two years to June 30, 2010. (Explanatory 






documents include a staff report, resolution, and MOU.) (Sonali Bose) 
RESOLUTION 08-097 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the First Amendment to the Agreement 
with Concentra Health Services, dba Concentra Medical Center, to extend the Agreement through 
December 31, 2008 and increase the contract to an amount not to exceed $71,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and amendment.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-098 

(10.10) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Amendment to the Real 
Property Ownership Agreement between the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, San Mateo 
County Transit District, the City and County of San Francisco and the Santa Clara Valley 
Transportation Authority which includes payment of $10.3 million to SamTrans from future 
gasoline sales tax "spillover" money and designates SamTrans as the managing agency. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-099 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 G severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND - RED ZONE - 17th Street, south side, from 30 feet to 20 feet west of 
Arkansas Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - 17th Street, south side, from Arkansas Street to 20 feet easterly. 

C. EXTENSIONS - RED ZONE -17th Street, north side, from 8 feet to 20 feet west of 
Arkansas Street AND 17th Street, north side, from 10 feet to 20 feet east of Arkansas 
Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-100 

On motion to approve: 



ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

12. Approving the Fiscal Year 2009-2013 Capital Investment Plan in the amount of $4,500,000,000. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, plan and budgets.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-101 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

13. Adopting and authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to implement the Accessible Pedestrian 
Signal Request and Installation Policy. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
policy.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-102 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

14. Approving the revised Accessible Pedestrian Signals Claimants Priority List to delete Mission & 
Onondaga Streets and Geneva Street & Interstate-280 and add Geneva & Mission Streets and 
O'Shaughnessy, Portola & Woodside Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and revised priority list.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-103 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

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ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

15. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Civic Center Plaza Garage Fiscal 
Years 2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

No public comment 

RESOLUTION 08-104 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

16. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Golden Gateway Garage Fiscal 
Years 2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-105 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

17. Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Operating 
Budget for the Japan Center Garage. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, 
and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

Item 1 7 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

18. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the Mission Bartlett Garage Fiscal Years 
2009 and 2010 Operating Budget. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and 
budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-106 



On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

19. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to approve the combined St. Mary's Square Garage 
and 1 6 th & Hoff Street Garage Fiscal Years 2009 and 201 Operating Budget. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-107 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

20. Supporting the formation of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District (CBD) and 
authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to submit ballots in favor of formation of the CBD. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Amit Kothari) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

John Brown, Manager, Fifth & Mission Garage, expressed support for the establishment of the 
Community Benefit District. He stated that one of the best ways to market the garage is to bring 
more customers to the neighborhood. 

RESOLUTION 08-108 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

21 . Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Beach, Heinicke, 
McCray-absent). 









RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Nolan called the closed session to order at 3: 15 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Cameron Beach - with notification 

Malcolm Heinicke - with notification 
James McCray, Jr. - with notification 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Director of Muni Service Delivery/Chief Operating Officer 
Vicki Rambo, Director, Human Resources 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development 
Amit Kothari, Director, Off-Street Parking 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Judith Ireland and Laura Cox vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #459361 filed on 01/08/07 for $250,000 

RESOLUTION 08-109 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

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ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

B. CCSF vs. Cambridge Integrated Services, Cambridge Integrated vs. Pacific Secured Equities, 
Pacific Secured Equities v. CCSF, US Dist. Ct. # C04-1523 filed on 03/03/04 for $1,000,000. 

RESOLUTION 08-1 10 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES -Black, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Beach, Heinicke and McCray 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 3:27 p.m. 

22. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the Ireland & Cox and Cambridge cases with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors 
voted unanimously to settle the cases (Beach, Heinicke, McCray-absent). The SFMTA Board of 
Directors also met in closed session for a conference with their labor negotiator. There was no 
action taken. 



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23. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Beach, Heinicke, 
McCray-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:28 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

. Tuesday, July 1,2008 
Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



06-26-08A10:35 RCVD 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 



JUN 2 5 2G08 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 Floor- San Francisco, CA 94103 ♦ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 •www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

1 he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
c "enter Suit ion at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
arc: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 70M485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-June 17, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Status Report on the Performing Arts Garage 
-Status Report on the Lifeline Pass 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Matthew Fallon vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #71614 filed on 12/10/07 for $2000 

B. Ely Manaoat vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #431325 filed on 5/13/04 for $12,500 

C. Maria Navalta, Unlitigated Claim #801224 filed on 1 1/19/07 for $13,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND -PARKING METER AND ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE 
PARKING - 4528 Mission St., north side, from 72-feet to 92-feet east of Harrington St. 

B. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST 
TURN RIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI - Crossover Drive, northbound, in advance of Fulton St. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Masonic Avenue, east side, from O'Farrell 
Street to 65 feet northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" - Valencia Street, east side, 
between Hill and 22nd Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Ulloa Street at 20 th Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 21 st Street, both sides, between Diamond 
and Eureka Streets; and 22nd Street, both sides, between Noe and Sanchez. 

G. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Plum Street, north side, from 
Mission Street to 25-feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Mission Street, north side, from 

353 feet east of 13 th Street to 40-feet easterly. 
I. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, FROM 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM, 

SCHOOLDAYS - "371" Francisco St, south side, from 91 feet to 141 feet east of Powell St. 
J. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Trainor at 14th Street. 
K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" - "2824 - 2826" and "2828 

- 2830" Geary Boulevard. 
L. ESTABLISH - NO TURN ON RED - Southbound approach of The Embarcadero at the 

intersection of The Embarcadero, Jefferson and Powell Streets. 
M. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, west side, from 

McCoppin Street to 14 feet southerly. 
N. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, east side, from 

McCoppin Street to 14 feet southerly. 
O. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Chestnut and Polk Streets, stopping Polk Street at Chestnut 

Street, making this intersection an all-way STOP. 
P. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Harrison Street, north side, from 257 feet to 301 feet 

east of 4th Street. 
Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Nellie St, west and east sides, north of 23rd St. 
R. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURNS - Cesar Chavez Street at Vermont Street, westbound. 
S. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK - Hayes Street, south side, crossing of Gough Street 
T. ESTABLISH - DUAL LEFT TURN LANES - Northbound San Jose Ave. at Sagamore St. 



U. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT AND 

ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 2-HOUR TIME Polk Street, between 
Geary Street and Pacific Avenue; Jackson Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness 
Avenue; Washington Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Clay Street 
between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Sacramento Street between Larkin Street and 
Van Ness Avenue; California Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Pine Street 
between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Bush Street between Larkin Street and Van 
Ness Avenue; Sutter Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Post Street between 
Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; and, Geary Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Appointing Carter R. Rohan as the Alternate Director to Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. on the 
Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and biography.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement with Gilbert Tweed 
Associates to conduct an executive search for Deputy Director of Transportation Planning, Deputy 
Director of Finance, Budgets and Grants, and Director of Taxi and Accessible Services, with a 
contract term of one year from August 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009, with an option to extend the term 
for an additional year and a contract amount not to exceed $192,536, pending Civil Service 
Commission approval and Human Rights Commission waiver of LBE subcontracting goals. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Debra Johnson) 

(10.5) Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Operating 
Budget except for the Marketing Plan and associated costs for the Japan Center Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

This item was continued from the June 17, 2008 meeting. 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
901, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rubber Tire Vehicles Rehabilitation 
and Replacement Program, receive proposals, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the 
selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Ken McDonald) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a contract with Cubic Transportation 
Systems for the refurbishment of the fare box system, including the fare boxes, computer hardware 
and software and manage the fare boxes and provide support services, for a term not to exceed 26 
months and an amount not to exceed $19,000,000; and execute software and other technology 
license agreements with Cubic as necessary for the full implementation of the project at no additional 
cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Ken McDonald) 

This item was continued from the May 20, 2008 agenda. 



12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to alter service on the 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited 
Line, in bound on weekdays only between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. between Haight and Market 
Street and establish a "Tow-Away No Stopping" zone on Laguna Street to facilitate bus turning 
movements at Haight and Laguna streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and map.) (Ken McDonald) 

13. Adopting Transportation Code Division II which replaces provisions previously contained in 
the San Francisco Municipal Traffic Code as required by the passage of Proposition A. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and codes.) (Bond Yee) 

14. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's FY08 Third Quarter Service Standards Report. 
(Explanatory documents include the staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

15. Presentation and Discussion of the Draft Better Streets Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

16. Presentation and Discussion of proposed Taxi Advisory Group. (No explanatory documents) 
(Debra Johnson) 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Dina and Zenon Gryn vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #472906, filed on 3/4/08 for $2,000,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following matters: 



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Vicki Rambo and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parting and Traffic 



SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, July 1,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 

9 i 

REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 






BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tef: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:11 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Malcolm Heinicke - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved 
(Heinicke-absent). 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that Items 10.2 S and 10.6 had been removed from the agenda at 
the request of staff. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Status Report on the Performing Arts Garage 

-Status Report on the Lifeline Pass 

1 



-Ongoing Activities 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration presented Special Recognition Awards 
to Leonard Oats, Cable Car Bell Ringing World Champion; Ken Lunardi, Second Place winner 
and Byron Cobb, Third Place winner. Ms. Johnson also presented a Special Recognition Award 
to Vicki Rambo, former Director of Human Resources. 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU Local 2 50- A, stated that they will miss Vicki Rambo and what she's 
done to improve labor-management relations. At the end of the day, we work out our differences 
and forge a relationship to keep moving forward. 

Regarding the status of the Performing Arts Garage, Ms. Johnson reported that staff had met with 
representatives from the Symphony, Ballet and Opera. Staff will be meeting with Civic Center 
area cultural institutions to assess their needs and will hold a charrette later this summer to 
discuss how best to proceed. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, provided an update on the status of the Lifeline Pass. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Razzu Engen, Transit Justice Project, stated that Ms. Bose laid out the areas where improvements 
are needed Distribution and the value of the lifeline pass are the two main jssues. Mr. Engen 
stated that he was glad to hear that the SFMTA is working to resolve these issues and that the 
Board supports it. He also stated that he is looking forward to monthly progress reports and to 
the final report in September. Mr. Engen would like to make sure that the SFMTA has a robust 
lifeline pass program in place before changes to the price of fares goes into effect next year. 

Kevin Hughes, IBEW Local 6, stated that he wanted to express his appreciation to Vicki Rambo. 
During her tenure there has not been any dispute over allocation of operating dollars for labor. 
That there were no arbitrations over the amount of money budgeted each year for labor costs 
makes her value apparent and the fact that the SFMTA has an efficient and capable labor 
management team. 

Regarding the Lifeline Pass, Chairman McCray stated that both staff and the Board have publicly 
expressed support for improving the program. And since staff will be bringing their analysis to 
the Board in September, there is no need for a resolution at this time. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 
None. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Matthew Fallon vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #71614 filed on 12/10/07 for $2000 

B. Ely Manaoat vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #431325 filed on 5/13/04 for $12,500 

C. Maria Navalta, Unlitigated Claim #801224 filed on 1 1/19/07 for $13,500 

RESOLUTION 08-1 13 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. RESCIND -PARKING METER AND ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE 
PARKING - 4528 Mission St., north side, from 72-feet to 92-feet east of Harrington St. 

B. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT AND ESTABLISH - RIGHT LANE MUST 
TURN RIGHT, EXCEPT MUNI - Crossover Drive, northbound, in advance of Fulton St. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Masonic Avenue, east side, from O'Farrell 
Street to 65 feet northerly. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" - Valencia Street, east side, 
between Hill and 22nd Streets. 

E. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Ulloa Street at 20 th Avenue. 

F. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "S" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 
AM - 9 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 21 st Street, both sides, between Diamond 
and Eureka Streets; and 22nd Street, both sides, between Noe and Sanchez. 

G. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Plum Street, north side, from 
Mission Street to 25-feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Mission Street, north side, from 

353 feet east of 13 th Street to 40-feet easterly. 
I. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, FROM 7:30 AM TO 4:30 PM, 



SCHOOLDAYS - "371" Francisco St, south side, from 91 feet to 141 feet east of Powell St. 

J. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Trainor at 14th Street. 

K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "L" - "2824 - 2826" and "2828 
- 2830" Geary Boulevard. 

L. ESTABLISH - NO TURN ON RED - Southbound approach of The Embarcadero at the 
intersection of The Embarcadero, Jefferson and Powell Streets. 

M. RESCIND - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, west side, from 
McCoppin Street to 14 feet southerly. 

N. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, east side, from 
McCoppin Street to 14 feet southerly. 

O. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Chestnut and Polk Streets, stopping Polk Street at Chestnut 
Street, making this intersection an all- way STOP. 

P. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Harrison Street, north side, from 257 feet to 301 feet 
east of 4th Street. 

Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Nellie St, west and east sides, north of 23rd St. 

R. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURNS - Cesar Chavez Street at Vermont Street, westbound. 

S. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK - Hayes Street, south side, crossing of Gough Street 

T. ESTABLISH - DUAL LEFT TURN LANES - Northbound San Jose Ave. at Sagamore St. 

U. RESCIND - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 1-HOUR TIME LIMIT AND 

ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING, 2-HOUR TIME Polk Street, between 
Geary Street and Pacific Avenue; Jackson Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness 
Avenue; Washington Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Clay Street 
between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Sacramento Street between Larkin Street and 
Van Ness Avenue; California Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Pine Street 
between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Bush Street between Larkin Street and Van 
Ness Avenue; Sutter Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Post Street between 
Larkin Street and Van Ness Avenue; and, Geary Street between Larkin Street and Van Ness 
Avenue. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 S was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

RESOLUTION 08-114 

(10.3) Appointing Carter R. Rohan as the Alternate Director to Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. on the 
Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and biography.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-1 15 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement with Gilbert Tweed 
Associates to conduct an executive search for Deputy Director of Transportation Planning, Deputy 
Director of Finance, Budgets and Grants, and Director of Taxi and Accessible Services, with a 
contract term of one year from August 1, 2008 to August 1, 2009, with an option to extend the term 
for an additional year and a contract amount not to exceed $192,536, pending Civil Service 



Commission approval and Human Rights Commission waiver of LBE subcontracting goals. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 08-1 16 

(10.5) Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Operating 
Budget except for the Marketing Plan and associated costs for the Japan Center Garage. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

Item 10.5 was severed from the Consent Calendar for discussion by a member of the Board of 
Directors. 

Director Lee requested that staff prepare a marketing plan and staff for consideration by the Board. 

Amit Kothari, Director of Off-Street Parking, stated that some tasks included in the Marketing Plan 
as submitted clearly support garage operations while other tasks support the Japantown community 
and are not related to garage operations. Mr. Kothari stated that he will work with the community to 
revise the plan and make sure that there is a material link between the planned expenditures and the 
garage. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that staff provide an analysis of how this plan would be different 
from the recently approved Community Benefit District when they bring the Marketing Plan back to 
the Board. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Richard Hasimoto, Corporate Manager, Japan Center Garage Corporation, requested that the Board 
consider the marketing position. In previous years, the garage has seen a decline in transient 
parking. While there was an increase this year due to the opening of the Sundance Cinema, they are 
concerned that their current marketing efforts aren't compromised. They want to restore Japantown 
as a major visitor destination and they need a marketing person to assist them. They need to educate 
people about Japantown and would like to have it designated as such on destination websites. 

Steve Nakajo, Japan Center Garage Corp., stated that they would appreciate approval of the budget 
including the marketing piece. We would not have submitted the position unless we had had 
indication that staff was not supportive, staff knew that we wanted to advocate for the marketing 
position. We thought we had clarified that the marketing position is for the Japan Center Garage. 
The person would work not only with Japantown, but with the entire Western Addition. In addition 
they will work on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's Bus Rapid Transit project. 

RESOLUTION 08-1 17 

On motion to approve item 10.5: 



ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT: Heinicke 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
901, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rubber Tire Vehicles Rehabilitation 
and Replacement Program, receive proposals, select a Consultant, and negotiate a contract with the 
selected Consultant for an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Ken McDonald) 

Item 10.6 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

No public comment. 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 S, 10.5 and 10.6 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT: Heinicke 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a contract with Cubic Transportation 
Systems for the refurbishment of the fare box system, including the fare boxes, computer hardware 
and software and manage the fare boxes and provide support services, for a term not to exceed 26 
months and an amount not to exceed $19,000,000; and execute software and other technology 
license agreements with Cubic as necessary for the full implementation of the project at no additional 
cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Ken McDonald) 

Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer presented the staff report. 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-1 18 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

NAYES - Beach 

ABSENT - Heinicke 



12. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to alter service on the 71L-Haight-Noriega Limited 
Line, in bound on weekdays only between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. between Haight and Market 
Street and establish a "Tow-Away No Stopping" zone on Laguna Street to facilitate bus turning 
movements at Haight and Laguna streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and map.) (Ken McDonald) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-1 19 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

13. Adopting Transportation Code Division II which replaces provisions previously contained in 
the San Francisco Municipal Traffic Code as required by the passage of Proposition A. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and codes.) (Bond Yee) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-120 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

14. Presentation and Discussion of the SFMTA's FY08 Third Quarter Service Standards Report. 
(Explanatory documents include the staff report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Travis Fox, Manager, Performance Monitoring and Enhancement, presented the item. 

No public comment. 

15. Presentation and Discussion of the Draft Better Streets Plan. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

No public comment 

16. Presentation and Discussion of proposed Taxi Advisory Group. (No explanatory documents) 
(Debra Johnson) 



Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration presented the item. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rua Graffis, United Taxicab Workers stated that the medallion holders and color scheme holders 
are one in the same. The Taxi Advisory Group has been set up to instantly out vote the driver. 
It has been set up so three people would vote against cab drivers. The taxi industry does not vote 
on how the hospitality industry operates. The hospitality industry has a right to speak in public 
but they should not have a vote on our industry. The driver representative should not be on the 
medallion list. 

Emil Lawrence stated that he would like to volunteer to be a member of the advisory body and 
would like to submit his application to become the Director of Taxi and Accessible Services. 
Mr. Lawrence is a ramped taxi driver, is on the medallion holder list and has been a taxi driver. 
He applied for the deputy director position at the Taxi Commission previously but did not get the 
job. He has applied for over 100 posts with the City but has not received a job offer. Mr. 
Lawrence submitted background material to the Board. 

Vice Chairman Nolan suggested that staff look at how the committee could be expanded to 
include more drivers. 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved (Heinicke- absent). 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the item regarding anticipated litigation that was scheduled 
to be discussed in closed session would not take place. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 3:55 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 



Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: Heinicke - with notification 

Also present: Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

Also present: Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineer 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Dina and Zenon Gryn vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #472906, filed on 3/4/08 for $2,000,000 

RESOLUTION 08-121 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED : AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following matters: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant X As plaintiff 
This item was removed from the agenda. 



5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Debra Johnson and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

X Wages 
X Hours 
X Benefits 
X Working Conditions 
X_ Other 

Also present: Rumi Ueno, Manager, Employee & Labor Relations 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:05 p.m. 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Gryn vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to 
settle the case (Heinicke-absent). The Board also met with their labor negotiator. There was no 
action taken. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved (Heinicke-absent). 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



07-10-08P02:44 RCVD 



DOCUMENTS DEF' 



JUL 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ,h Floor- San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 •www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
c enter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5 -Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701^485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 1, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Armed and Unarmed 
Security Guard Services with Cypress Security, for a term not to exceed three years, and an 
amount not to exceed $15,800,000 dollars. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
901, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rubber Tire Vehicles 
Rehabilitation and Replacement Program and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant for 
an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years and issue and for 



Contract CS-900, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rail Vehicles 
Rehabilitation and Replacement Program and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant for 
an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Ken McDonald) 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Debra Johnson and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A - 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 
_X_ Working Conditions 
J£_ Other 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



1 Municipal Transportation Agency 

■•^^■^^■^^B San Francisco 

San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking andTraffic 



SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, July 15,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DERECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY. 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

AUG - 8 2CC3 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 ,h Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 ♦ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause 
microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 1, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the item in closed session regarding anticipated litigation 
was removed from agenda and would not be discussed. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

No report. 



8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Brian Wishnefsky expressed frustration because he has not been able to get a straight answer 
from the SFMTA. He parked his car in front of his house one night and woke to find that cars 
were being towed. The signs weren't posted the day before. Mr. Wishnefsky stated that he 
presented good evidence to the hearing officer. People shouldn't be cited just to raise revenue 
for the City. 

Emil Lawrence stated that he is a taxi driver with credentials. Two weeks ago, he provided his 
resume to the SFMTA Board. Taxi drivers make substantially less money and don't have 
unemployment, dental, or medical benefits. They don't have pension plans, grievance 
procedures or days off with pay. It's a disgrace that drivers aren't represented even though they 
are the backbone of the taxi industry. The SFMTA Board is going to inherit this problem shortly. 

Peter Fatooh stated that the City complains that it is in dire financial straits but the City doesn't 
see the obvious things that can be deleted from the budget. In the morning, there is nobody on 
the F-line. F-line vehicles are full only when the subway is delayed. People with children are 
trying to get them to school and there are empty vehicles blocking the flow of traffic on Market 
Street. Mr. Fatooh suggested that the F-line begin operation at 10:00 a.m. or that the SFMTA 
should run the F-line starting at Van Ness Ave. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

10. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Armed and Unarmed 
Security Guard Services with Cypress Security, for a term not to exceed three years, and an 
amount not to exceed $15,800,000 dollars. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

Deputy Chief Antonio Parra, Director of Security and Enforcement provided the staff report. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Sharrion Marshall, SEIU, expressed appreciation to the Board for listening to their concerns with 
regard to King Security. Ms. Marshall stated that SEIU supports the recommendation to enter 
into a contract with Cypress Security. 

RESOLUTION 08-122 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to issue a Request for Proposals for Contract CS- 
901, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rubber Tire Vehicles 
Rehabilitation and Replacement Program and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant for 
an amount not to exceed $4,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years and issue and for 
Contract CS-900, As-Needed Specialized Engineering Services for SFMTA Rail Vehicles 
Rehabilitation and Replacement Program and negotiate a contract with the selected consultant for 
an amount not to exceed $5,000,000, and for a term not to exceed five years. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, and budget.) (Ken McDonald) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-123 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 2:23 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 



Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6(a) and Administrative Code Section 67.8, the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors shall meet in closed session for: 

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR 

CCSF Representative: Debra Johnson and/or her designees 

Employee Organizations: 

TWU, Local 250-A 

To discuss: 

_X_ Wages 

X Hours 

X Benefits 

X Working Conditions 
_X_ Other 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

This item was removed from the agenda. 



ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 3:31 p.m. 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session for a 
conference with their labor negotiator. There was no action taken. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 3:33 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 




Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 






Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
Municipal Railway 



San Francisco 
Department of 
Parking and Traffic 



SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 

AUG 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 






Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor* San Francisco, C A 94103 • Tel: 415.701,4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

Hie Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
C tenter Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-July 1 5, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EER 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no 
separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public, so requests, in which 
event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC08472988 filed on 3/5/08 for $922.9f 

B. CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #465855 filed on 8/6/07 for $4,232 

C. Alicia Montross/CSAA Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801078 filed on 1 1/5/07 for $5,377 

D. Tamara Efron/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802852 filed on 4/16/08 for $7,106.91 

E. Dartanian Woodard vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07466033 filed on 8/10/07 for 30,000 

F. Jerrick Woo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7463423 filed on 5/16/07 for $62,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Treat Avenue, 600 block, at the southerly 
terminus, from 9 feet to 27 feet west of the east side of Treat Avenue. 

B. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Hyde Street, 200 Block, east 
side from Turk Street to 49-feet northerly; and, Turk Street, 300 Block, north side from Hyde 
Street to 44-feet easterly. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 25 th Ave, west side, from Fulton St to 100 feet northerly. 

D. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - 25 th Avenue, east side, from 50 feet to 1 00 feet south of 
California Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Folsom Street, west side, 
between Precita Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 
SCHOOLDAYS - "1210" 20 th Avenue, east side, from 145 feet to 200 feet south of Ortega St. 

G. INSTALL - STOP SIGN - Sanchez Street at Randall Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM, 

SCHOOLDAYS - "656" 7th Avenue, west side, from 19 feet to 69 feet north of the south 
property line of the school. 

I. INSTALL - STOP SIGN - Hampshire Street at 26th Street, making this intersection an All- 
Way stop. 

J. RESCIND -TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - Leo Street, north side, between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard. 

K. ESTABLISH - POLICE VEHICLE PARKING ONLY - 6th Avenue, east side, from 1 10 to 
272 feet south of Geary Boulevard. 

L. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE - Jessie Street, north side, from 
New Montgomery Street to 15 feet easterly. 

M. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, north side, from 43 
feet west of 2 nd Street to 44 feet westerly. 

N. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK - Hayes Street, south side, crossing Gough Street. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $41,180,417 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for Cable Car Infrastructure and Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Rail Replacement; Wayside Central Train Control; LRV Rehabilitation and Overhead 
Line Reconstruction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $38,169,738 in federal 
Section 5307 capital assistance for Paratransit Assistance; Escalator Rehabilitation; Rail 
Replacement; Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Flynn Facility Rehabilitation and 



Ventilation System Renovation; Woods Facility Lift Replacement; Miscellaneous Support 
Equipment; Potrero-Presidio Hoist Rehabilitation, Renovation and Purchase; Islais Creek Facility 
Design and Construction; Cable Car, Light Rail, Trolley and Bus Vehicle Rehabilitation; Metro 
East Facility Construction; Purchase of Wayside Fare Collection Equipment; Procurement of 
Subway Fire Alarm and Detection Systems; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Radio Replacement 
and miscellaneous safety improvements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO, to accept and expend $1 1,760,000 in federal Section 
5309 New Starts capital assistance for the design and construction of the SFMTA's Central Subway 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $5,900,000 of Fiscal Year 
2007 Transportation Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security 
equipment to enhance the security of the SFMTA's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,956,240 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locator equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,331,550 in Highway 
Safety Improvement Program grant funds to construct curb ramps along Fulton Street, to install 
emergency priority emitters and upgrade traffic controllers in the Tenderloin area, and to 
implement a full signal upgrade at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Paul Avenue 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $980,000 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for the rehabilitation of the SFMTA's NABI and Neoplan 
motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.10) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1222, Job Order Contract, to Power Engineering 
Contractors for the performance of public work maintenance, repair and minor construction 
projects for a contract amount not to exceed $3,000,000, with an option to increase the contract 
amount and for a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.11) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1223, Job Order Contract, to Yerba Buena 
Engineering and Construction for the performance of public work maintenance, repair and minor 
construction projects for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,000,000, with an option to 
increase the contract amount and for a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 



(10.12) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 
350 ESR with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., to provide continued engineering support services for 
the procurement of diesel hybrid electric buses, at a cost not to exceed $762,301 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $2,499,961 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.13) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to request proposals and negotiate a contract or 
contracts with a qualified urine drug collector and breath alcohol technicians to perform either 
on-site or off-site collection services or both on-site and off-site collection services for the 
SFMTA's drug and alcohol testing program for a term of three years with an option to extend the 
agreement for an additional two years in an amount not to exceed $900,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Ken McDonald) 

(1 0. 14) Extending the date for wage-setting and final approval of an MOU between the SFMTA 
and Local 250A for 9163 transit operators by thirty days to September 24, 2008. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Debra Johnson) 

(10.15) Adopting an overall annual goal of 29 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises 
participation in Federal Transit Administration-assisted contracts for FY 2008-2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and analysis.) (Debra Johnson) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Approving the extension of the "Tow- Away No Stopping Anytime" zone on the south side of 
Fell Street from 60 feet to 150 feet east of Masonic Avenue and establishing a "Left Lane Must 
Turn Left" restriction for Fell Street traffic at Masonic Avenue, in conjunction with the creation 
of an exclusive left-turn lane on westbound Fell Street at Masonic Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, traffic striping plans and traffic signal design.) 
(Bond Yee) 

12. Presentation and Discussion of an Automatic Indexing Implementation Plan to increase 
charges which are not otherwise governed by law beginning Fiscal Year 201 1 . (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, automatic fare policies, additional BART information and Bay 
Area CPI Projections.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Approving the installation of a "green roof transit shelter at Market and Fifth Streets for 
three months to advertise the re-opening of the Academy of Sciences and a program of digital 
advertising on kiosks and transit shelters. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and sample ads.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Parking Citations 
Processing and Collections with PRWT Services, for a five-year term in an amount not to exceed 
$53.5 million. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) (Sonali 
Bose) 



15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Due Ngoc Truong vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464648 filed on 6/27/07 for $130,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 
ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and 
entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by 
the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et 
seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please 
contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, 
CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics 




Municipal Transportation Agency 



San Francisco 
San Francisco Department of 

Municipal Railway Parking and Traffic 



SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



/ . 2 REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 

2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEP" 

AUG 1 4 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 ln Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmuni.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Vice Chairman Nolan expressed appreciation for the report on the status of the Bike Plan and 
requested information regarding the timeline. 

Director Heinicke requested a report on the speed in Twin Peaks tunnel. 

Chairman McCray announced the appointees to the Taxi Advisory Group. Laurie Graham will 
be the Chairman and Steve Ferrario will be the Vice Chairman. This group will focus on the 
mechanics of the merger with the Taxi Commission. 

Chairman McCray expressed appreciation to Deputy Chief Parra for the briefing provided to 
Congressman Thompson on SFMTA security initiatives and requested that the briefing be 
provided to the Board. 

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7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Nat Ford stated that this month's Special Recognition Award winners were 
chosen for their efforts to improve recycling. Awards were presented to Ken Yee, Principal 
Administrative Analyst, Real Estate Division; Ayn Antonio, Superintendent, Kirkland Division; 
David Lee, Transit Shop Supervisor, Kirkland; Jack Blanchfield, Chief Mechanical Officer, Bus 
Service Delivery. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented an update on the Central Subway project, the FY09 and 
FY 10 SFMTA budgets, the status of the UPP Grant; the Rail CEO Summit recently called by 
FTA Administrator Simpson and the TEP recommendations. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Development and Planning, reviewed the status of 
the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR and timeline. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Development and Planning, reviewed the status of 
the Paratransit Debit Card program. 

Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer, reviewed the F-Line collision that occurred on August 
4, 2008. 

Director Heinicke requested that staff provide an overview of the discipline process. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU-Local 250A stated that they are working with SFMTA to speak with 
operators about what we can do to improve safety and figure out what's best overall. 

Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bike Coalition (SFBC), expressed appreciation for the report on 
the bike plan. He noted that we are two years and two months into the injunction that has frozen 
all bike improvements. The SFBC was adamant two years ago about the need to move forward 
quickly but some work has idled. It is embarrassing and inexcusable that two years and two 
months have passed without improvements. They are looking to the SFMTA staff and Board to 
continue to be vigilant and to have more diligent project management. 



Norman Rolfe stated that the principal problem with the UPP grant is the obsession that the 
T. A's Exec. Director has with building a freeway through the Presidio. The money on hand right 
now could be used to rebuild and replace Doyle Drive. The Presidio viaduct isn't about to fall 
down. The Marina viaduct is concrete and may need to be replaced but that might also be done 
with the money in hand. Tell the Board of Supervisors to reign in the T.A. Exec. Director. 

Susan King, Walk SF, stated that they constantly hear that cyclists are worried about their safety. 
They would like to thank the Board for its leadership on the Fell and Masonic intersection. Ms. 
King encouraged the Board to continue the fight to get the bike plan EIR completed so we can 
begin to address urban safety issues and improvements. The improvements at Fell and Masonic 
will save lives and prevent people from being injured. Please hold staff accountable for 
completing the bike EIS in timely manner. 

Randall Orr expressed appreciation for staffs effort to stay focused on the bike EIS/EIR. San 
Francisco is compact and has the potential for being a great cycling city. People are afraid to use 
a bike. Getting people out of their cars will improve air quality and public health. He stated that 
he is looking forward to the next progress report. 

Ben Caldwell, Presidio YMCA, thanked the SFMTA for shepherding the process to completion. 
Proposed changes to the Fell and Masonic intersection are a tremendous step forward. It's new 
to have a "bike only crossing". 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Herbert Weiner expressed concern regarding whether additional coaches have been added to the 
fleet. He waited for a streetcar recently that was 40 minutes late. When it arrived, it was only a 
single-car vehicle. The SFMTA needs buses to make improvements. The TEP is outlandish. It 
wasn't democratic. Many felt silenced and felt that the recommendations would rammed through 
regardless. The SFMTA is increasing fares and passes next year but are you increasing the supply of 
vehicles? 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 

AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no 
separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, in which 
event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC08472988 filed on 3/5/08 for $922.95 

B. CSAA Inter-Insurance Bureau vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #465855 filed on 8/6/07 for $4,232 

C. Alicia Montross/CSAA Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #801078 filed on 1 1/5/07 for $5,377 

D. Tamara Efron/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802852 filed on 4/16/08 for $7,106.91 

E. Dartanian Woodard vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07466033 filed on 8/10/07 for 30,000 

F. Jerrick Woo vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7463423 filed on 5/16/07 for $62,500 

RESOLUTION: 08-124 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Treat Avenue, 600 block, at the southerly 
terminus, from 9 feet to 27 feet west of the east side of Treat Avenue. 

B. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES - Hyde Street, 200 Block, east 
side from Turk Street to 49-feet northerly; and, Turk Street, 300 Block, north side from Hyde 
Street to 44-feet easterly. 

C. ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - 25 th Ave, west side, from Fulton St to 100 feet northerly. 

D. EXTEND - MUNI BUS ZONE - 25 th Avenue, east side, from 50 feet to 100 feet south of 
California Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - DIAGONAL (45-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Folsom Street, west side, 
between Precita Avenue and Cesar Chavez Street. 

F. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7 AM TO 9 AM, 
SCHOOLDAYS - "1210" 20™ Avenue, east side, from 145 feet to 200 feet south of Ortega St. 

G. INSTALL - STOP SIGN - Sanchez Street at Randall Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, FROM 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM, 

SCHOOLDAYS - "656" 7th Avenue, west side, from 19 feet to 69 feet north of the south 
property line of the school. 

I. INSTALL - STOP SIGN - Hampshire Street at 26th Street, making this intersection an All- 
Way stop. 

J. RESCIND -TWO-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY - Leo Street, north side, between Mission Street and Alemany Boulevard. 

K. ESTABLISH - POLICE VEHICLE PARKING ONLY - 6th Avenue, east side, from 1 10 to 
272 feet south of Geary Boulevard. 



L. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE - Jessie Street, north side, from 

New Montgomery Street to 15 feet easterly. 
M. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Jessie Street, north side, from 43 

feet west of 2 nd Street to 44 feet westerly. 
N. ESTABLISH - CROSSWALK - Hayes Street, south side, crossing Gough Street. 

(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 1 0.2 G & I were severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Franz Uckerman stated that he hasn't observed any accidents in the 40 years he has lived in the area. 
The Traffic Code is clear that vehicles that stop at a T-stem must yield to through traffic. Installing a 
stop sign is totally useless and is a bad idea in general. It will result in additional fuel waste. Any 
time a car idles it creates unnecessary pollution and wastes fuel. The SFMTA should install a traffic 
signal at Randall and Mission. 

On motion to approve 10.2 G & I: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

RESOLUTION 08-125 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $41,180,417 in federal Section 
5309 Fixed Guideway capital investment funds for Cable Car Infrastructure and Vehicle 
Rehabilitation; Rail Replacement; Wayside Central Train Control; LRV Rehabilitation and Overhead 
Line Reconstruction. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-126 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $38,169,738 in federal 
Section 5307 capital assistance for Paratransit Assistance; Escalator Rehabilitation; Rail 
Replacement; Cable Car Infrastructure Rehabilitation; Flynn Facility Rehabilitation and 
Ventilation System Renovation; Woods Facility Lift Replacement; Miscellaneous Support 
Equipment; Potrero-Presidio Hoist Rehabilitation, Renovation and Purchase; Islais Creek Facility 
Design and Construction; Cable Car, Light Rail, Trolley and Bus Vehicle Rehabilitation; Metro 
East Facility Construction; Purchase of Wayside Fare Collection Equipment; Procurement of 
Subway Fire Alarm and Detection Systems; Overhead Lines Reconstruction; Radio Replacement 
and miscellaneous safety improvements. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and 
resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-127 



(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO, to accept and expend $1 1,760,000 in federal Section 
5309 New Starts capital assistance for the design and construction of the SFMTA's Central Subway 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-128 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $5,900,000 of Fiscal Year 
2007 Transportation Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security 
equipment to enhance the security of the SFMTA's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-129 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,956,240 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for design and construction of the Islais Creek Bus 
Maintenance Facility and the purchase of Automatic Vehicle Locator equipment. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-130 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $1,331,550 in Highway 
Safety Improvement Program grant funds to construct curb ramps along Fulton Street, to install 
emergency priority emitters and upgrade traffic controllers in the Tenderloin area, and to 
implement a full signal upgrade at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Paul Avenue 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-131 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $980,000 in Section 5309 
Bus and Bus Facilities capital assistance for the rehabilitation of the SFMTA's NABI and Neoplan 
motor coaches. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-132 

(10.10) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1222, Job Order Contract, to Power Engineering 
Contractors for the performance of public work maintenance, repair and minor construction 
projects for a contract amount not to exceed $3,000,000, with an option to increase the contract 
amount and for a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report 
and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-133 



( 1 0. 1 1 ) Authorizing the award of Contract No. 1223, Job Order Contract, to Yerba Buena 
Engineering and Construction for the performance of public work maintenance, repair and minor 
construction projects for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,000,000, with an option to 
increase the contract amount and for a term not to exceed three years. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report and resolution.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-134 

(10. 12) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment No. 1 to Contract No. 
350 ESR with Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., to provide continued engineering support services for 
the procurement of diesel hybrid electric buses, at a cost not to exceed $762,301 for a total 
contract amount not to exceed $2,499,961 with no extension of time. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-135 

(10.13) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to request proposals and negotiate a contract or 
contracts with a qualified urine drug collector and breath alcohol technicians to perform either 
on-site or off-site collection services or both on-site and off-site collection services for the 
SFMTA's drug and alcohol testing program for a term of three years with an option to extend the 
agreement for an additional two years in an amount not to exceed $900,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-136 

(10. 14) Extending the date for wage-setting and final approval of an MOU between the SFMTA 
and Local 250A for 9163 transit operators by thirty days to September 24, 2008. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 08-137 

(10.15) Adopting an overall annual goal of 29 percent for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises 
participation in Federal Transit Administration-assisted contracts for FY 2008-2009. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and analysis.) (Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 08-138 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.2 G & I severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 



11. Approving the extension of the "Tow- Away No Stopping Anytime" zone on the south side of 
Fell Street from 60 feet to 150 feet east of Masonic Avenue and establishing a "Left Lane Must 
Turn Left" restriction for Fell Street traffic at Masonic Avenue, in conjunction with the creation 
of an exclusive left-turn lane on westbound Fell Street at Masonic Avenue. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, traffic striping plans and traffic signal design.) 
(Bond Yee) 

Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic, presented the staff report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ben Caldwell, Fix Masonic, stated that the intersection at Fell and Masonic has been a safety 
concern for years. Fix Masonic has been arguing for improvements for a long time. Thanks for 
pushing this through. Mr. Caldwell stated that they are a little disappointed in how long this has 
taken, especially since it is for a known safety issue. It doesn't speak well for bike improvements 
that need to be made. 

Andy Thornley stated that the Bike Coalition is very supportive. Mr. Thornley expressed 
frustration regarding how long it's taken to make the change. It took over a year to take this 
matter to the judge. Third Street has become an awful area for cyclists. There are already 
mandated mitigation measures for that area. Mr. Thornley suggested that the SFMTA ask the 
judge to allow changes to the Third Street area. 

Janel Sterbentz stated that Fell and Masonic is a complicated and difficult intersection for 
cyclists and pedestrians. Left-turning cars don't have a good view of pedestrians. Why it has 
taken so long to get the change made? There are other areas that need help. 

Randall Orr expressed appreciation for the improvements but is concerned about the length of 
time it has taken. There are other dangerous intersections in San Francisco. Eleven cyclists and 
three pedestrians are known to have been hit at Fell and Masonic. Mr. Orr expressed hope that 
the SFMTA moves forward quickly on this plan and all other bike plans. 

RESOLUTION 08-139 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

12. Presentation and Discussion of an Automatic Indexing Implementation Plan to increase 
charges which are not otherwise governed by law beginning Fiscal Year 201 1 . (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, automatic fare policies, additional BART information and Bay 
Area CPI Projections.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

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No public comment. 

13. Approving the installation of a "green roof transit shelter at Market and Fifth Streets for 
three months to advertise the re-opening of the Academy of Sciences and a program of digital 
advertising on kiosks and transit shelters. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and sample ads.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-140 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

14. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Agreement for Parking Citations 
Processing and Collections with PRWT Services, for a five-year term in an amount not to exceed 
$53.5 million. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, and agreement.) (Sonali Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-141 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 3:39 p.m. 



2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Bond Yee, Director, Parking & Traffic 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Development and Planning 
Jack Fleck, Traffic Engineering 
Oliver Gajda, Manager, Bicycle Program 
Damon Curtis, Associate Engineer, Bicycle Program 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Due Ngoc Truong vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #464648 filed on 6/27/07 for $130,000 

RESOLUTION: 08-142 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 



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X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Truong vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted unanimously to 
settle the case. The Board of Directors also met with their City Attorney to discuss anticipated 
litigation. There was no action taken. 

1 7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:46 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



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Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 



Gavin Newsom | Mayor 

Rev. Dr. James McCray Jr | Chairman 
Tom Nolan | Vice-Chairman 
Cameron Beach | Director 
Shirley Breyer Black | Director 
Malcolm Heinicke j Director 
Jerry Lee | Director 
Bruce Oka | Director 

Nathaniel P. Ford. Sr. | Executive Director/CEO 



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NOTICE OF HEARING OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF PARKING 
AND TRAFFIC AND MUNICIPAL RAILWAY FEES AND FINES. The San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, 
August 19, 2008 to consider adoption of an amended Transportation Code, including 
amendments to certain fees and fines. 

The proposed amendment would enact the following changes to the Transportation Code, 
Division II: Amending Section 101(a) to add a definition of "Traffic Code", amending 
Section 302 to correct fine amounts and section number references, to add fines that had not 
been previously established, to consolidate violations with a single fine amount and to 
renumber Division I, Article 10 section numbers in anticipation of Division I, Article 10 
reorganization, amending Section 303 to validate citations referencing former Traffic Code 
sections, amending Section 304 to conform fines for blocking bike lanes to the amount 
previously approved by the SFMTA Board, to increase fines for blue zone parking violations, 
and to correct transcription errors in fine amounts; amending Section 401 to clarify that 
parking meter rate setting is subject to all applicable laws; amending Table 902(d) to add 
permit transfer fees, and deleting Section 1008. 

The hearing will be held at City Hall, #1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400 at 2:00 
p.m. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, August 19,2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



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REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



08-14-08P03:51 RCVD 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



AUG 1 4 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 ♦ Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.7014502 • www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Parnassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

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participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
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Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 5, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Sunshine TWU Local 250-A Contract 
-Twin Peaks tunnel speed 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #470257 filed on 12/20/07 for $890.77 

B. Lease Plan Risk Management/Phillip Morris vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #803392 filed 
on 6/9/08 for $7,735.39 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. REVOKE - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
AND 2 PM TO 6 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 
156 feet south of Clinton Park. 

B. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 156 feet 
south of Clinton Park. 

C. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
AND 2 PM TO 6 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 52.5 feet to 
156 feet south of Clinton Park. 

D. EXTEND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE - Burnett Avenue, west side, from 
Crestline Drive to 1 5 feet northerly. 

E. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - Lake Merced Boulevard, 
northbound, at South State Drive and at Font Boulevard. 

F. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM AND 
3 PM TO 4 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - Ortega Street, south side, from feet to 90 feet west of 
37 th Avenue; and Ortega Street, south side, from 120 feet to 240 feet west of 37 th Avenue. 

G. REVOKE - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM AND 

3 PM TO 4 PM, SCHOOLDAYS AND ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 

AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - "3101" Ortega Street, south side, from 38 th Avenue to 98 

feet westerly. 
H. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Washington Street, south side, 

from 148-feet west of Van Ness Avenue to 20-feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Bryant Street, north side, from 

6 th Street to 24-feet easterly. 
J. ESTABLISH - ANGLED PARKING (60 DEGREE) - Noe Street, west side, from 90 feet 

south of Duboce Avenue to 75 feet north of 14 th Street. 
K. ESTABISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Noe Street, west side, from 38 feet to 90 feet south of 

Duboce Avenue. 
L. REMOVE - ANGLE PARKING STALLS - Townsend Street, south side, between 4 th Street and 

5 th Street, west of the white zone in front of Caltrain to 76 feet westerly. 
M. INSTALL - MOTORCYCLE STALLS - Townsend Street, south side, between 4 th Street and 5 th 

Street, west of the white zone in front of Caltrain to 76 feet westerly. 
N. INSTALL - STOP SIGNS - Diamond Street at Jersey Street, making this intersection an 

All- Way STOP; and, Irving Street, westbound, at Lower Great Highway. (Explanatory 

documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 in FTA New 
Freedom assistance for its NextMuni Audible Arrival Time Push-to-Talk project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 



(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 6 to 
Contract No. MR-1034R, Advanced Train Control System Project, with Thales Rail Signalling 
Solutions, to extend the Contract Term for six months, from September 6, 2008 to March 6, 2009 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.5) Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's revised Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 
Operating Budget for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Senior and Disabled Transit Fare Pilot 
Program Agreement with BART. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

12. Presentation and Discussion of Homeland Security Initiatives. (No explanatory documents) 
(Antonio Parra) 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for advertising 
on SFMTA property. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

14. Adopting the Central Subway Project Alternative 3B, Fourth/Stockton Alignment as the 
Locally Preferred Alternative and adopting the CEQA findings, Statement of Overriding 
Consideration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan for the Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Report. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
findings.) (Carter Rohan) 

15. Approving the motor coach substitution fee applicable to Temporary Use of Streets for Street 
Fairs per Division I, Section 9.6 of the Transportation Code for FY 2009 at $10 per hour, for FY 
2010 at $15 per hour and for FY 201 1 at $20 per hour. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

16. Adopting the amended Transportation Code Division II in its entirety to supersede the 
Transportation Code, Division II to: add a definition of "Traffic Code", correct fine amounts and 
section number references, add fines that had not been previously established, consolidate 
violations with a single fine amount, renumber Division I, Article 1 section numbers, validate 
citations referencing former Traffic Code sections, conform fines for blocking bike lanes to the 
amount previously approved, increase fines for blue zone parking violations, correct transcription 
errors in fine amounts; clarify that parking meter rate setting is subject to all applicable laws; add 
permit transfer fees, and delete Section 1008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and code.) (Sonali Bose) 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 



RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates and Our Children's Foundation vs. 
SFMTA, Superior Ct. #CPF7507960 filed on 12/28/07 for $20,000 and various 
mitigation measures 

B. Valerie Taybron/Trinna Davis vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C994660JSW filed on 
10/20/99 for $226,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 



Municipal Transportation Agency 

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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

SEP 1 2 2GG8 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Older 

Chairman McCray had asked Vice Chairman Nolan to preside over the meeting. 
Vice Chairman Nolan called the meeting to order at 2:1 1 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke - absent at Roll Call 

Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 

Tom Nolan 

Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set 
on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 5, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Absent - Heinicke). 

5. Communications 

Vice Chairman Nolan welcomed John Kennedy who was serving as Deputy City Attorney in the 
absence of Julia Friedlander. 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the anticipated litigation scheduled for closed session had 
been removed from the agenda. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

Director Heinicke arrived. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Sunshine TWU Local 250-A Contract 
-Twin Peaks tunnel speed 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford initiated the 15-day "Sunshine" period for the MOU with TWU 
Local 250-A. Mr. Ford also updated the Board on the PCO Safety Campaign and ongoing 
training efforts, service for 49 'er football games, Cubic Contract, status of the UPP Grant, 
"Culture Bus", SFMTA 2008 Bus, Maintenance and Enforcement Roadeo and "Sunday Streets". 
Mr. Ford introduced Amit Ghosh, interim Deputy Director for Transportation Planning and Raj 
Shah, Deputy Director, of Transportation Development. 

Wade Crowfoot from the Mayor's Office provided an overview of the Mayor's ballot measure 
regarding the Transportation Authority. 

Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer presented an update on the Twin Peaks Tunnel 
repair project. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented a review of the Risk Management efforts. Ms. 
Bose will report back to the Board. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, President, TWU 25-A, expressed support for the 250-A MOU. Prop B agreed to a 
one-year wage freeze starting on July 1, 2009. These savings can be used to make service 
improvements. Union members have been the victim of media bashing and constant infighting 
between the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors. News articles instigate further verbal abuse of 
250-A members which affects workforce morale. 250-A has their share of problem employees 
but they and the entire workforce shouldn't be condemned. We need to work together as partners 
to improve through training, dialogue and being proactive. 

Bob Planthold stated that customer service needs to improve. The face of Muni is the people in 
the brown or blue uniforms. They put up with the problems that customer's experience. If the 
TEP kills the 26- Valencia line, will the SFMTA commit to replacing every missed run on the 14- 
Mission? People in wheelchairs use the 26-line in order to get a seat. They won't be better off if 
the TEP doesn't improve service on the 14-Mission. 

Crystal Java, SEIU, spoke in support of the driver's contract. Muni is getting better. Vehicles 
show up on time, drivers are friendly, and POP officers are doing their job. Drivers asking for a 
"status quo" contract. 



Norm Rolfe stated that he is glad to hear that tolling for Doyle Drive has been removed from the 
UPP grant but understands that rebuilding Doyle Drive is still included. The Board should say 
"no" to the idea of "jacking up" the price of parking meters to pay for it. A safe six-lane roadway 
could be built with the money they already have on hand. Tell them to keep their hands off of 
parking meter revenue. Tell them to get off of their fixation to build a freeway through the 
Presidio. 

Leah Berlanga, SEIU 1021, stated that they have been meeting with the Human Resources (HR) 
division to review the salary survey. Parking Control Officers (PCO's) do duties over and above 
any other jurisdiction yet HR has dismissed additional compensation. Ms. Berlanga stated that 
she was appalled to hear about the launching of safety training after the fact. PCO's were 
threatened today for attending the Board meeting. They are planning to take action. 

Dominic Garrett stated that they have asked for safety training repeatedly and have asked for 
ongoing training regarding how to diffuse different situations. Assaults will go up when the fines 
go up. They want every PCO to be prepared and to be able to defend themselves. 

James Bryant, SEIU 1021, stated that this is the second time they have addressed the Board 
regarding PCO safety. The promised training hasn't happened in the manner we hoped it would. 
Mr. Bryant is most concerned that employees have a right for their voices to be heard before all 
bodies that represent them and yet members have been faced with threats of reprisal for showing 
up at this meeting. 

Barry Taranto stated that he would file a sunshine ordinance complaint. Everyone should have 
had an equal opportunity to speak. Mr. Taranto stated that he has taken the J-church twice but 
had to get off the vehicle and take alternative transportation. He questioned why the operator 
who was tailgating wasn't fired and suggested that it's because staff doesn't care. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested regular updates regarding training for PCO's. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the report. 

9. Public Comment 

Brian Wishnefsky expressed appreciation to staff for taking care of his parking issue. He was 
told that residential signs are put on trees but there isn't a sign on his block because there are no 
trees. He requested proper notification of no stop zones. It is every citizens' right to be equally 
notified. It's a big mistake to build revenue through bogus laws. Mr. Wishnefsky stated that he 
is a victim of a bad law and consequently was subjected to a bad process. 



Jeannette Berser suggested that PCO hours be extended. She has had to call the police 
department to tow vehicles out of her driveway and they have other things to do. She stated that 
she had sent an e-mail to the SFMTA but hasn't heard back. 

Emil Lawrence stated that people don't have to have black skin to be discriminated against. 
They just have to have the wrong political background. He has been blocked from city positions 
and this time he was blocked from serving on the Taxi Advisory Group. 

Howard Strassner stated that he had submitted a letter about raising parking meters to fund Muni. 
People who drive to a free place to park get in the way of a Muni bus so it's fair to have cars pay 
more. Drivers are encouraged by free parking. Mr. Strassner questioned why garages should 
charge people who park monthly less than the market rate. Garages should charge everyone an 
extra fee during rush hour. 

Barry Taranto stated that Proof of Payment inspectors were on the J-Church but not on the 14- 
Mission line. They should focus on locations where there are the greatest numbers of people 
who are trying to avoid payment. There are more people in the Mission who are trying to avoid 
paying the fare. There are many missed runs on the J-Church line which makes him miss 
meetings. During the day, it's hard to get dispatchers to take his information and Dispatcher 
#367 insulted him when he was trying to explain that a violation was occurring. The SFMTA 
needs to do a better job of communicating to the public when a run is missed. 

Bob Planthold stated that the SFMTA needs to provide better customer service when things go 
wrong. He was at an intersection where problem was occurring and nobody knew what was 
happening. Staff wasn't talking with each other. Mr. Planthold suggested that the SFMTA look 
into the NERT Incident Command System. There is no consistent, coordinated communication 
that tells passengers know where to go and what's happening. 

Jane Bolig, President, DeSoto Cab, expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve as a 
member of the Taxi Advisory Group (TAG). She hopes that the TAG will be able to provide 
useful recommendations. The taxi industry is small in comparison to the SFMTA. They look 
forward to working productively on issues of concern to the taxi industry. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

1 0. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. State Farm Ins. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #470257 filed on 12/20/07 for $890.77 

B. Lease Plan Risk Management/Phillip Morris vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #803392 filed 
on 6/9/08 for $7,735.39 

RESOLUTION 08-143 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. REVOKE - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
AND 2 PM TO 6 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 
156 feet south of Clinton Park. 

B. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 156 feet 
south of Clinton Park. 

C. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
AND 2 PM TO 6 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 52.5 feet to 
156 feet south of Clinton Park. 

D. EXTEND - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONE - Burnett Avenue, west side, from 
Crestline Drive to 1 5 feet northerly. 

E. RESCIND - RIGHT LANE MUST TURN RIGHT - Lake Merced Boulevard, 
northbound, at South State Drive and at Font Boulevard. 

F. ESTABLISH - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM AND 
3 PM TO 4 PM, SCHOOLDAYS - Ortega Street, south side, from feet to 90 feet west of 
37 Avenue; and Ortega Street, south side, from 120 feet to 240 feet west of 37 Avenue. 

G. REVOKE - PART-TIME PASSENGER LOADING ZONE, 8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM AND 

3 PM TO 4 PM, SCHOOLDAYS AND ESTABLISH - SCHOOL BUS LOADING ZONE, 7 

AM TO 4 PM, SCHOOL DAYS - "3101" Ortega Street, south side, from 38 th Avenue to 98 

feet westerly. 
H. ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Washington Street, south side, 

from 148-feet west of Van Ness Avenue to 20-feet westerly. 
I. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Bryant Street, north side, from 

6 th Street to 24-feet easterly. 
J. ESTABLISH - ANGLED PARKING (60 DEGREE) - Noe Street, west side, from 90 feet 

south of Duboce Avenue to 75 feet north of 14 Street. 



K. ESTABISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Noe Street, west side, from 38 feet to 90 feet south of 

Duboce Avenue. 
L. REMOVE - ANGLE PARKING STALLS - Townsend Street, south side, between 4 th Street and 

5 th Street, west of the white zone in front of Caltrain to 76 feet westerly. 
M. INSTALL - MOTORCYCLE STALLS - Townsend Street, south side, between 4 th Street and 5 th 

Street, west of the white zone in front of Caltrain to 76 feet westerly. 
N. INSTALL - STOP SIGNS - Diamond Street at Jersey Street, making this intersection an 

All- Way STOP; and, Irving Street, westbound, at Lower Great Highway. (Explanatory 

documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.2 N was severed at the request of a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto stated that there is minimal traffic crossing at this intersection so there is no need for a 
stop sign. It's not broken, it doesn't need fixing. The Board should ask for a traffic count. Adding 
this stop could delay the 35-line buses. He has never seen any incidents or accidents and suggested 
that staff do further research. It's a waste of money and time to put in a stop sign. 

On motion to approve Item 10.2N: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

RESOLUTION 08-144 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $200,000 in FTA New 
Freedom assistance for its NextMuni Audible Arrival Time Push-to-Talk project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-145 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract Amendment No. 6 to 
Contract No. MR-1034R, Advanced Train Control System Project, with Thales Rail Signalling 
Solutions, to extend the Contract Term for six months, from September 6, 2008 to March 6, 2009 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-146 

(10.5) Approving the Japan Center Garage Corporation's revised Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 
Operating Budget for the Japan Center Garages. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and budget.) (Amit Kothari) 

This item was severed at the request of a member of the public. 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Richard I lashimoto, Japantown Garage Corporate Manager, expressed appreciation for the item. 
They worked with staff to address the needs that were expressed at the last meeting. 

RESOLUTION 08-147 

On motion to approve Item 10.5: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (10.2 N and 10.5 severed) 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - Heinicke 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director to execute a Senior and Disabled Transit Fare Pilot 
Program Agreement with BART. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

Bruce Oka expressed appreciation to staff for their work. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Bob Planthold asked the Board to support the pilot program. 

RESOLUTION 08-148 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

12. Presentation and Discussion of Homeland Security Initiatives. (No explanatory documents) 
(Antonio Parra) 

Antonio Parra, Director of Safety, Security and Enforcement presented the report. 



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PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Emil Lawrence expressed appreciation for the security initiatives that the SFMTA has taken. He 
stated that there seems to be good reason to explode overtime for security. At the Taxi 
Commission, 40% of the overtime is used by the Police. This may become a problem as security 
is expanded. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that Item 14 be called before Item 13. 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for advertising 
on SFMTA property. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) 
(Sonali Bose) 

Director Beach stated that the Board needed to revise their advertising policy to set advertising 
parameters prior to approval of the contract. He expressed his objection to wrapped vehicles that 
cover the windows. E.D. Ford stated that staff would prepare a briefing for input by the Board 
and then would return with a revised policy. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Steve Shinn, CBS Outdoor, commended staff for their diligence. They have a few issues to raise 
such as proposer qualifications, economic terms, naming the guarantor of the financial officer 
and the lack of a basis for certain advertising opportunities listed in the RFP. He noted that 
bidders are being asked to bid on the Central Subway, which isn't built yet. He suggested 
revising the RFP to include a suggested MAG rather than setting it at $10 million. He expressed 
concern that proposals may be in conflict with the Planning Code and laws. 

Norman Rolfe expressed support for Director Beach's concern about covering windows. It's 
hard to see where you are when the windows are covered. He urged the Board to make it clear 
from the beginning that windows can't be covered. 

Executive Director Ford stated that commercial ads on historic vehicles are not being 
contemplated. He also discussed the SFMTA's "Black Out" policy and requested that Board 
members alert staff if anyone tries to contact them regarding the RFP. 

RESOLUTION 08-149 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 



14. Adopting the Central Subway Project Alternative 3B, Fourth/Stockton Alignment as the 
Locally Preferred Alternative and adopting the CEQA findings, Statement of Overriding 
Consideration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Plan for the Supplemental 
I n\ ironmental Impact Report. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
findings.) (Carter Rohan) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Rev. Norman Fong stated that this project is a "dream come true" for the community. The 
seniors who are in the audience have fought for this project for years. 

Cathie Lam stated that she had letters of support from the Chinatown organizations for the 
Central Subway project. She urged the Board to approve the project. 

Gong Wu Chan, Ping Wu Resident Association, stated that a majority of residents use buses to 
go to work and go shopping. They need the Central Subway in Chinatown and have supported 
the project for many years. Mr. Chan urged the Board to approve the SEIR so the project can 
move forward. 

Tammy Hung, Community Tenants Association, expressed support for the SEIR on behalf of 
over 600 members. This will enhance the accessibility of public transportation in Chinatown. 
Please approve this project so we can proceed. This will greatly benefit the community. 

Howard Strassner stated that this certification will be appealed to the BOS. Using the subway 
will take longer than it currently does to take a bus. 20 years from now, people won't be driving 
as much due to global warming and the fuel problem. The TEP needs millions of dollars for 
capital improvements. You don't have money to make those improvements. The Subway is not 
what people really want. 

Christopher Grubbs read a letter from the 601 4 St. Homeowners Central Subway Committee. 
They support mass transit and the Central Subway projects. This project will result in significant 
changes to their neighborhood. They are looking forward to working with SFMTA to make 
genuine improvements. 

Linda Mjellem, Union Square Association, stated that her members have supported this project 
for over a decade. The members will support anything that provides better public transit through 
the area. 

Michael Kwok stated that he has worked for many years on this project and is excited to see that 
we can extend this project through Chinatown and possibly to North Beach. It's not the only 
option but speed and safety are important. Mr. Kwok expressed support for the project. 
Chinatown has been suffering since it lost two freeways after the earthquake. This will improve 
traffic and make up for the loss. 



Jade Wu, SRO Families Collaboration, stated that residents need safe, on-time service from 
Chinatown. She urged the SFMTA Board to vote for the project. 

RESOLUTION 08-150 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

15. Approving the motor coach substitution fee applicable to Temporary Use of Streets for Street 
Fairs per Division I, Section 9.6 of the Transportation Code for FY 2009 at $10 per hour, for FY 
2010 at $15 per hour and for FY 201 1 at $20 per hour. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Robert Leon, Haight Ashbury Street Fair, expressed concern regarding the proposed increase. 
This proposal presents a grave obstacle in that expenditures have risen in all realms of public 
activities and they don't have a practical means to meet these increased costs. This proposal 
doesn't consider the benefits of community-based events. Please reconsider the proposal. 

Ted Fang, Asian Heritage Street Celebration, stated that these events are a means to build a sense 
of community. They are destination events and they contribute revenue to the City. There is a 
difference between community, non-profit and commercial street fairs. Non-profit and 
community organizations have a more difficult time with meeting expenses. He requested the 
SFMTA to relook at the item and not rush into action. He also urged the SFMTA to consider 
putting a moratorium on non-profit street fairs. 

George Ridgely requested a moratorium on non-profit street fairs. City costs have gone up by 
over 20% in the last three years. The proposed costs will nearly double in three years and will 
have a big impact on the bottom line. The tradition of street fairs can only continue with the 
support of the City as a partner. 

The SFMTA Board of Directors continued Item 15 to a future meeting and requested that staff 
re-examine the proposal in light of the comments made by the public. 

16. Adopting the amended Transportation Code Division II in its entirety to supersede the 
Transportation Code, Division II to: add a definition of "Traffic Code", correct fine amounts and 
section number references, add fines that had not been previously established, consolidate 
violations with a single fine amount, renumber Division I, Article 10 section numbers, validate 
citations referencing former Traffic Code sections, conform fines for blocking bike lanes to the 
amount previously approved, increase fines for blue zone parking violations, correct transcription 
errors in fine amounts; clarify that parking meter rate setting is subject to all applicable laws; add 

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permit transfer fees, and delete Section 1008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and code.) (Sonali Bose) 

Board Secretary Boomer noted that a question had been raised regarding the application of 
CEQA relative to the adoption of the Transportation Code. The Planning Department has found 
that CEQA doesn't apply. 

RESOLUTION 08-151 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

The SFMTA Board of Directors recessed the meeting at 4:51 p.m. and called the meeting of the 
Parking Authority Commission to order. Upon adjournment of the Parking Authority 
Commission meeting, the SFMTA Board of Directors reconvened their meeting. 

1 7. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Vice Chairman Nolan called the closed session to order at 5:38 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Absent: James McCray, Jr. 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

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Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates and Our Children's Foundation vs. 
SFMTA, Superior Ct. #CPF7507960 filed on 12/28/07 for $20,000 and various 
mitigation measures 

RESOLUTION: 08-152 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT - McCray 

B. Valerie Taybron/Trinna Davis vs. CCSF, U.S. District Court #C994660JSW filed on 
10/20/99 for $226,000 

RESOLUTION: 08-153 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

ABSENT -McCray 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

This item was removed from the agenda. 

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ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:40 p.m. 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Vice Chairman Nolan announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the BVHP Community Advocates and Taybron/Davis cases with the City Attorney. The 
Board of Directors voted unanimously to settle the cases (McCray-absent). 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:41 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
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Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 



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SECRETARY 



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ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

The Municipal Transportation Agency Board and Parking Authority Commission meeting will be held in 
Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest 
accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible 
MUNI lines serving this location are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, 
M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van 
Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6-Parnassus, 21-Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For 
information about MUNI accessible services call 701^485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to 
participate in the meeting; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505, at least two business days 
prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. Calendars and minutes of the meeting may 
be available in alternative formats; please contact Roberta Boomer at (415) 701-4505 at least 72 hours in 
advance of need. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business hours and are available 
on-line at www.sfrnta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item before or during 
consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-August 19, 2008 Regular MTAB Meeting 
-August 19, 2008 Regular PAC Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Update on the Translink project 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS/PARKING AUTHORITY 
COMMISSION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board/Parking Authority Commission and 
will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 
member of the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be 
removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Leticia Gallegos vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07463091 filed on 5/4/07 for $3,500 

B. Ana Martinez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #455448 filed on 8/23/06 for $4,539 

C. Louis Banks vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #469772 filed on 12/5/07 for $7,000 

D. David McKew vs. CCSF, US District Ct. #C080855EDL filed onl2/20/07 for $10,000 

E. Karen Breitenstein vs. CCSF, SuperiorCt. #469858 filed on 12/7/07 for $12,500 

F. Joseph Marino vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC8475158 filed on 1 1/6/07 for $12,500 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 
BULBS - Harrison Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez to 26 feet southerly; Folsom Street, west 
side, from Precita Avenue to 28 feet southerly; Precita Avenue, southeast corner, from Folsom 
Street property line to 5 feet west. 

B. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB - Folsom Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 
1 8 feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Monterey Boulevard, south side, 
between San Leandro Way and Santa Ana Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Shrader Street, both sides, between 
Belgrave Avenue and Carmel Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Brannan St. 500 Block, 
north side, from 57-feet east of the western property line of #548 Brannan to 10-feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS RESTRICTION - Moraga St., between 16 th Ave. and 

17 th Ave.; 16 th Ave., between Lawton St. and Noriega Street; 15 th Ave., between 14 th Ave. and 
Ortega St.; Noriega St., between 14 th Ave. and 16 th Ave.. 

G. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Bryant Street, east side, from 16 th Street to 18 feet northerly; 
and Lawton Street, north side, from 8 l Avenue to 20-feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - 6-WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ZONES, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Mission Street, 2600 Block, east side, from 145 -feet north of 23 rd 
Street to 72-feet northerly; Mission Street, 2700 Block, east side, from 145-feet north of 24th 
Street to 24-feet northerly; Mission Street, 2800 Block, east side, from 29-feet north of 25th 
Street to 40-feet northerly; Mission Street, 2900 Block, east side, from 141 -feet north of 26th 
Street to 44-feet northerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Rivera Street at 44 th Avenue and 30 th Avenue at Rivera Street. 

J. RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING) ZONE - 30 th Avenue, west side, from Rivera Street to 
20-feet southerly. 

K. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM to 9 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 
Divisadero Street, southbound, at Oak Street. 

L. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING AND ESTABLISH - 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 10 PM, 
EVERYDAY) - Beale Street, west side, from 30 feet to 160 feet south of Bryant Street. 



M. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 

6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Guerrero St., both sides, between 21 st and 22 nd Sts. 
N. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Plaza Street, southeast side, between Magellan 
Avenue and Laguna Honda Boulevard; 300 Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

O. REVOKE - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE, 7 AM TO 9:30 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Howard Street, north side, from 18 feet to 
102 feet west of New Montgomery Street. 

P. REVOKE - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE 

- 3 rd Street, east side, from Minna Street to 80 feet northerly. 

Q. ESTABLISH - TOWAWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME— Market Street, both sides, between 
Castro and Collingwood Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $8,000,000 of Fiscal Year 
2008 Transit Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security equipment to 
enhance the security of Muni's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $4,000,000 of Federal 
Transit Administration Section 5307 funds for the design and construction of the Central Subway 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment 1 1 to the Master Agreement 
with Xtech for software services for an amount not to exceed $456,250 and for a term of 19 months. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to award Contract #2008-01, Balboa Park 
Station Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection project with Carter & Burgess for an amount not to 
exceed $220,000 and for a total contract time of one year to conduct planning studies for the 
Balboa Park Station Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection project. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Ninth Modification to 
Contract No. MR-1 138, Automatic Vehicle Location System, to extend the Agreement to 
March 5, 2009 and increase the amount by $933,996 to $12,386,608 to perform additional 
work and improvements to the Automatic Vehicle Location System. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.8) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $27.3050 per hour 
as of July 1, 2008 and $27.9150 per hour as of July 6, 2008 for Operators and $17.2022 per hour 
for Operator Trainees as of July 1, 2008 and $17.5865 per hour for Operator Trainees effective 
July 6, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 
(Debra Johnson) 



(10.9) Approving the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the SFMTA 
and Transport Workers Union Local 250- A to extend the term to June 30, 2011. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial analysis and MOU.) (Debra Johnson) 

(10.10) Acting as the Parking Authority Commission, authorizing the Executive Director/CEO, 
to advertise a Request for Proposal for the Master Lease of the commercial space in the Moscone 
Center Garage, known as 243, 245, 247, 249, 251, 253 and 257 Third Street. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and REP.) (Sonali Bose) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

3:30 p.m. - SPECIAL ORDER 

The SFMTA Board of Directors will call item 1 1 at 3:30 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., the Board of 
Directors will take a 30 minute recess. They will reconvene the meeting at 5:30 p.m. to continue 
the public hearing. 

11. Hearing to consider public comment regarding the SFMTA's Transit Effectiveness Project 
recommendations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Imelda Torrente vs. CCSF, Superior. Ct. #461332, filed 3/20/2007 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 









attorney-client matters in the following case: 
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 
Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 




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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 

REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 1 7 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:11 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the August 19, 2008 Regular MTAB Meeting and August 
19, 2008 Regular PAC meeting: unanimously approved. 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer announced that the closed session had been removed from the agenda. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors would start the public hearing 
for the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) recommendations at 3:30 p.m. After a short break at 
5:00 p.m., the hearing would continue. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Update on the Translink project 
-Ongoing Activities 









Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the SFMTA's efforts regarding the opening of Muni Metro 
East; the success of "Sunday Streets", the current status of the Performing Arts Garage; and the 
impact of Oracle's "Open World". 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration reviewed the Culture Bus Pilot 
Program. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development and Ann Flemer, 
Deputy Executive Director - Operations, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, presented the 
Translink Project and the SFMTA's Translink implementation plan. 

Director Beach requested information regarding Translink' s current market penetration on AC 
Transit's system and the Golden Gate Bridge bus and ferry systems and the SFMTA's forecasted 
penetration. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Irwin Lum, TWU-250A, expressed support for the "Culture Bus". Operators have heard 
complaints from their customers who have stated that there is no way to get from one cultural 
institution to another. This line will mean that customers won't have to use their car or take 
multiple buses. To increase outreach the SFMTA will need to build a close relationship with 
the Convention and Visitors Bureau and San Francisco hotels. 

Mike Waters, Grayline, stated that there were inherent difficulties with the new "Culture Bus". 
This service impacts private tour bus companies. With the opening of the Academy of Sciences, 
Golden Gate Park will attract many visitors. Muni is providing tour bus service and is moving 
away from providing mass transit. This line competes with private sector buses. 

Anna Sargoni, Super Sightseeing Tours, stated that the line directly competes with tour bus 
operators. Federal law requires consultation with local charter companies prior to proceeding. 
The Academy of Sciences had previously approached her about providing transportation. The 
existing 44-line already provides transportation to the museum. The SFMTA is charging very 
little for which taxpayers will inevitably pay. 

Andy Thomley, Bike Coalition, expressed their gratitude for "Sunday Streets". It was a job well 
done. SFMTA was essential to the success of "Sunday Streets" and hopefully it will become a 
new tradition. 

David Pilpel inquired if the cost of the "Culture Bus" had been included in the operating budget 
and asked about expenses and revenues. He suggested looking to the Golden Gate Concourse 
Authority as a potential source of revenue for the "Culture Bus". The line doesn't stop near a 
BART station. Mr. Pilpel stated that the staff report for Translink didn't discuss the cost per 
ticket and asked for information regarding what those costs are. 



Bob Planthold suggested that the SFMTA should be skeptical about the initial Translink data, 
results and analysis. There are flaws in the data. Seniors, youth and people with disabilities are 
not mentioned as Translink users. It may not be easy to use for non-adult users. Mr. Planthold 
referred to previous comments about placement of the Translink reader. It is at or above 
shoulder level for people in wheelchairs. If a bus is late, it could lead to fare disputes. 

Francisco Da Costa stated that there needs to be empirical data about Translink. He cautioned 
the SFMTA about Muni Metro East. The area on which it was built was known as "Toxic Park". 
Mr. Da Costa expressed concern about the health of the people who will be working at that 
facility and the nearby power plant that emits mercury and lead. 

S. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, CAC presented the report. 

9. Public Comment 

Francisco Da Costa stated that only 20,000 housing units are planned for the south east sector of 
San Francisco. There is no detailed transportation document for the planned building of 800 
units in the Bayview Hunter's Point. Please pay attention and reach out to the residents in the 
area. 

Bob Planthold alerted the Board to the hazardous practice on the F-line and on the surface 
portion of Metro system where bike riders chain their bikes to the platforms. He has noticed it 
along Market Street. It's bad enough that people ride their bikes on the sidewalk. The Bike plan 
doesn't address chaining bikes to the platforms so there is no link between the injunction and 
bikes on the platforms. This is a safety issue. The SFMTA should find a way to write tickets. 

Andy Thomley, San Francisco Bike Coalition, stated that it had been two years and three months 
since the City has made any bike-related improvements. The injunction does not forbid the City 
from enforcing bike lanes or "Sharrows". Freight trucks, taxis and tour buses block them. Mr. 
Thornley expressed frustration for the lack of attention being paid by the SFMTA. 

Bud Hazelkorn, United Taxicab Workers, stated that taxicab drivers are happy that the SFMTA 
will oversee the taxi industry. This is the most corrupt industry that he has ever worked for. 
There is open extortion by company owners. Owners get paid while cab drivers lose out. 
Companies have no responsibility to the public, and the public needs to be better served. 

Dang Pham, Immigrant Rights Commission, requested that the SFMTA pay attention to the law 
regarding language access. Mr. Pham sees signs in English and Spanish but not in Chinese. 

David Pilpel stated that adequate time should be provided for each item. September 30 th is a 
Jewish holiday and is a bad day for a Board meeting. He noted that nobody is permanently in 
charge of the Safety Division. (NOTE: Mr. Pilpel referred to prepared remarks submitted for 
inclusion in the minutes, and attached herein pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code 
Section 67.16.) 

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THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS/PARKING AUTHORITY 
COMMISSION ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board/Parking Authority Commission and 
will be acted upon by a single vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a 
member of the Board/Commission or the public so requests, in which event the matter shall be 
removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Leticia Gallegos vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07463091 filed on 5/4/07 for $3,500 

B. Ana Martinez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #455448 filed on 8/23/06 for $4,539 

C. Louis Banks vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #469772 filed on 12/5/07 for $7,000 

D. David McKew vs. CCSF, US District Ct. #C080855EDL filed onl 2/20/07 for $10,000 

E. Karen Breitenstein vs. CCSF, SuperiorCt. #469858 filed on 12/7/07 for $12,500 

F. loseph Marino vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC8475158 filed on 1 1/6/07 for $12,500 

RESOLUTION 08-155 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RED (NO PARKING ANYTIME) ZONES AND ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK 
BULBS - Harrison Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez to 26 feet southerly; Folsom Street, west 
side, from Precita Avenue to 28 feet southerly; Precita Avenue, southeast corner, from Folsom 
Street property line to 5 feet west. 

B. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK BULB - Folsom Street, east side, from Cesar Chavez Street to 
1 8 feet northerly. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Monterey Boulevard, south side, 
between San Leandro Way and Santa Ana Avenue. 

D. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "J" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Shrader Street, both sides, between 
Belgrave Avenue and Carmel Street. 

E. ESTABLISH - UNMETERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING - Brannan St. 500 Block, 
north side, from 57-feet east of the western property line of #548 Brannan to 10-feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - TOUR BUS RESTRICTION - Moraga St., between 16 th Ave. and 

17 th Ave.; 16 th Ave., between Lawton St. and Noriega Street; 15 th Ave., between 14 th Ave. and 



Ortega St.; Noriega St., between 14 Ave. and 16 Ave.. 

G. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Bryant Street, east side, from 16 th Street to 18 feet northerly; 
and Lawton Street, north side, from 8 th Avenue to 20-feet easterly. 

H. ESTABLISH - 6- WHEEL TRUCK LOADING ZONES, 7 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH FRIDAY - Mission Street, 2600 Block, east side, from 145-feet north of 23 rd 
Street to 72-feet northerly; Mission Street, 2700 Block, east side, from 145-feet north of 24th 
Street to 24-feet northerly; Mission Street, 2800 Block, east side, from 29-feet north of 25th 
Street to 40- feet northerly; Mission Street, 2900 Block, east side, from 141-feet north of 26th 
Street to 44-feet northerly. 

I. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Rivera Street at 44 th Avenue and 30 th Avenue at Rivera Street. 

J . RESCIND - RED (NO PARKING) ZONE - 30™ Avenue, west side, from Rivera Street to 
20-feet southerly. 

K. RESCIND - NO LEFT TURN, 7 AM to 9 AM, EXCEPT SATURDAY AND SUNDAY - 
Divisadero Street, southbound, at Oak Street. 

L. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING AND ESTABLISH - 
RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Y" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 10 PM, 
EVERYDAY) - Beale Street, west side, from 30 feet to 160 feet south of Bryant Street. 

M. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 8 AM - 
6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Guerrero St, both sides, between 21 st and 22 nd Sts. 

N. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 7 AM 

- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Plaza Street, southeast side, between Magellan 
Avenue and Laguna Honda Boulevard; 300 Laguna Honda Boulevard. 

O. REVOKE - PART-TIME MUNI BUS ZONE, 7 AM TO 9:30 AM, MONDAY THROUGH 
FRIDAY AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE - Howard Street, north side, from 18 feet to 
102 feet west of New Montgomery Street. 

P. REVOKE - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME AND ESTABLISH - MUNI BUS ZONE 

- 3 rd Street, east side, from Minna Street to 80 feet northerly. 

Q. ESTABLISH - TOWAWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME— Market Street, both sides, between 
Castro and Collingwood Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) 
(Bond Yee) 

Director Heinicke requested that item 10. IF be severed in order to recuse himself due to a 
conflict of interest. 

On motion to approve Item 10. IF: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

RECUSED - Heinicke 

RESOLUTION 08-156 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $8,000,000 of Fiscal Year 
2008 Transit Security Grant Program funds to purchase and install critical security equipment to 
enhance the security of Muni's bus and rail system. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

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RESOLUTION 08-157 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $4,000,000 of Federal 
Transit Administration Section 5307 funds for the design and construction of the Central Subway 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-158 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Amendment 1 1 to the Master Agreement 
with Xtech for software services for an amount not to exceed $456,250 and for a term of 19 months. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-159 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to award Contract #2008-01, Balboa Park 
Station Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection project with Carter & Burgess for an amount not to 
exceed $220,000 and for a total contract time of one year to conduct planning studies for the 
Balboa Park Station Pedestrian and Bicycle Connection project. (Explanatory documents include 
a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-160 

(10.7) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Ninth Modification to 
Contract No. MR-1138, Automatic Vehicle Location System, to extend the Agreement to 
March 5, 2009 and increase the amount by $933,996 to $12,386,608 to perform additional 
work and improvements to the Automatic Vehicle Location System. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-161 

(10.8) Fixing the wage schedule for Transit Operators, Classification 9163 as $27.3050 per hour 
as of July 1, 2008 and $27.9150 per hour as of July 6, 2008 for Operators and $17.2022 per hour 
for Operator Trainees as of July 1, 2008 and $17.5865 per hour for Operator Trainees effective 
July 6, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and wage certification.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 08-162 

(10.9) Approving the amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the SFMTA 
and Transport Workers Union Local 250-A to extend the term to June 30, 2011. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution, financial analysis and MOU.) (Debra Johnson) 

Item 10.9 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 



PI Bl KTOMMENT: 

Referring to prepared remarks provided to the SFMTA Board, David Pilpel stated that he had a 
dispute that was pending. He had requested an opportunity to review the proposals that had been 
exchanged. The SFMTA had a month to comply and only provided thin justification for their 
refusal to release the documents. Mr. Pilpel urged the Board to delay approval of MOU pending 
receipt o( the records requested. No harm would be caused by the delay. Public comment would 
be informed by getting access to records requested. 

Irwin Lum, 250- A stated that in fairness to all parties, TWU felt that the extension of the MOU 
was in everyone's best interest. The MOU won't result in addition stress on the SFMTA's 
budget or on 250-A members. All negotiations that took place are confidential. 

Ed Nevin stated that TWU Local 250-A opposes the request by Mr. Pilpel. The materials are 
confidential and their release will have a chilling effect on future negotiations. Settlement 
discussions are kept confidential. The reason for the Myers-Milias-Brown act is valid. 

RESOLUTION 08-163 

On motion to approve Item 10.9: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

(10.10) Acting as the Parking Authority Commission, authorizing the Executive Director/CEO, 
to advertise a Request for Proposal for the Master Lease of the commercial space in the Moscone 
Center Garage, known as 243, 245, 247, 249, 251, 253 and 257 Third Street. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and RFP.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-164 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.1 F and 10.9 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

3:30 p.m. - SPECIAL ORDER 

1 1 . Hearing to consider public comment regarding the SFMTA's Transit Effectiveness Project 
recommendations. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) 

Chairman McCray set a time limit of one minute per person to accommodate the large number of 
people who wish to address the board. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 






Bob Planthold expressed concern about the 26-Valencia recommendation. If the route is 
eliminated, people in wheelchairs, seniors and the disabled won't be able to get a seat on the 14- 
Mission line. Turning Valencia Street into a bike boulevard with cars is a good idea but 
pedestrians will be left out. 

Pamela Dickey expressed support for the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Peter Yan expressed opposition for the 66-Quintara recommendation. 

Vera Haile expressed opposition for the 38-Geary recommendation. 

Anthony Caires expressed support for the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Tom Jue expressed support for the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Gordon Rowe expressed opposition to M-Ocean View and J-Church recommendation. 

Jackie Sachs expressed opposition to the 3 -Jackson recommendation. 

Lena Stoyanof expressed opposition to the 66-Quintara and M-line recommendations. 

Evelyn Landahl stated that seniors who live on top of Mt. Davidson rely on the bus to reach their 
destination. It is a lifeline. 

Joan Downey, Rescue Muni, expressed support for the TEP recommendations, the M-Ocean 
View recommendation in particular and for adding "stop amenities". 

Greg Garcia expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara-24 l St. recommendation. 

Steve Heide expressed support for taking the 54-Felton line off of St. Charles Ave. 

Marc Christensen expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View and J-Church recommendation. 
He suggests adding a stop at Arch and Alemany for the 28- 19 th Ave. Limited and taking the 54- 
Felton line off of St. Charles Ave. 

Irwin Lum, TWU Local 250-A, expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. He stated 
that he fought to make the buses on the 14-Mission "green" and hopes that the SFMTA will keep 
them so. 

Daniel Murphy, Rescue Muni, expressed support for the TEP recommendations. He urged the 
SFMTA Board to adopt the draft as presented. 

James Macpherson expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara recommendation. 

Sue Cauthen expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

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( rail Swit/er expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Paul Switzer expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Pat Cady expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Claudine Cheng expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Leah Schick expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Ramsay Mamoos expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Phyl Smith expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Dorothy Danielson expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Daniel Phillips, Parkmerced Residents, expressed opposition to the 17-Parkmerced and 18-46 
Ave. recommendations. 

Gaetana expressed opposition to the 2-Clement and 18-46 th Ave. recommendations. He 
suggested that the 38-Geary be extended to Cabrillo Ave. 

Michael Cronbach expressed support for the TEP recommendations, in particular the extension 
of the 48-Quintara-24 th St. and the extension of the 35-Eureka and 38-Geary. 

Andy Thornley, SFBC, expressed support for the TEP recommendations and urged the SFMTA 
Board to move the TEP forward as a whole. 

Patricia Vaughey stated that the SFMTA didn't hold a meeting in the Pacific Heights/Cow 
Hollow area. Her neighborhood has been ignored. Mr. Ford should meet with them to hear what 
they have to say. Ms. Vaughey objects to articulated buses. 

Elly Ling stated that her neighbors need the bus to go to work. They need a line that goes to 
Vicente. 19 th and Taraval is the last stop. 

Jim Holland, Transit Operator, stated that he has worked for 32 years on the 3-Jackson. He 
knows the passenger counts. There are many customers who use the 3-Jackson. 

Irene Jimenez expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Miguel Gonzales expressed opposition to changing the bus route in the vicinity of Chenery and 
Diamond Street. 

Paul Wermer, Pacific Heights Residents, stated that he would regret the passing of the 3-Jackson 
line. Cutting the line will still meet the service objectives of people living within two blocks of a 
stop. If you remove the 3-Jackson, make sure that there is a well coordinated schedule with the 

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22-Fillmore and 43-Masonic. 

Branton Burke expressed opposition to the 37-Corbett recommendation. 

Patricia Campe-Aguilar expressed opposition to the 37-Corbett recommendation. 

Kay Walker expressed opposition to the 1 7-Parkmerced recommendation. 

Guillermo Velez expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara recommendation. 

Nellie Yeo stated that the SFMTA should post signs at all intersections where the cable car stops 
for safety reasons. 

Ron Schmidt expressed opposition to the 18-46 Ave. recommendation. 

Herbert Weiner stated that he can't dispute that more buses are needed on core lines but it should 
not be at the expense of seniors and people with disabilities. The 12-Folsom and the 66-Quintara 
should be extended. Mr. Weiner expressed opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation. 

Toshiro Yamamoto expressed opposition to the 66-Quintara recommendation. 

Emmet McDonagh expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Ross Wilkinson expressed opposition to the 17-Parkmerced recommendation. 

Paula Lynch stated that she can walk to BART downhill but can't walk back uphill. TEP 
changes will cut her out of transportation. She can't use public transportation to get to the 
airport. 

Patrick Mo expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

M.K. Venkatachari expressed opposition to the 17-Park Merced recommendation. 

Jim Rhoads expressed opposition 6-Parnassus recommendation. 

Jay Katz, Janet Pomeroy Center expressed opposition to the 17-Park Merced and 18-46 n Ave. 
recommendation. 

Jacqueline Powning expressed concern about the 12-Pacific. Changes will be in convenient. 

Vic Milhoan expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Joe Sims expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Robb Eby expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita and 48-Quintara recommendations. 

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Ruth Marian Anderson expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Rick 1 lauptman expressed opposition to the 26-Valencia recommendation. 

Rose Tanaka expressed opposition to the 27-Bryant recommendation. 

I \ a Chung expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View recommendation. 

Jessica stated expressed opposition to the 26-Valencia and M-Ocean View recommendations. 

Margaret Gwathmey expressed opposition to cutting the 39-Coit service on Union and 
Montgomery Streets and support for extending the line to Pier 39. 

Bing Dionida expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Cecilia Lim expressed opposition to changes in service South of Market such as the 10- 
Townsend, 20-Columbus and the rerouting of the 12-Folsom line. 

Dan Liberthson expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Razzu Engen stated that they like the idea of more service on trunk lines but not at the expense of 
cutting service on other lines. The SFMTA Board should work to get more resources to expand 
Muni and improve capacity to deal with the increased demand. Staff should incorporate future 
growth into the plan and do a complete community-impact demand study. 

Helen Birch expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View and 54-Felton recommendations. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, expressed support for the TEP recommendations. San Francisco needs a 
functioning and growing transit system. The recommendations are exactly what we need to do 
to improve public transportation. They are controversial but more passengers will receive better 
service as a result. 

Eric Scott stated that he was satisfied with the vast majority of TEP recommendations but 
expressed opposition to the 26-Valencia recommendation. 

Carmen Chu expressed concern about the 16-Noriega and 66-Quintara recommendation and 
urged the SFMTA to take neighbors concerns into consideration. 

Peter Zepponi expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Linda Chapman expressed opposition to the 2-Clement and 3-Jackson recommendations. Ms. 
Chapman also expressed concern about the need for Van Ness "BRT" due to the concentration of 
assisted-living facilities for seniors. 

Charles Romero expressed opposition to the 27-Bryant and 47- Van Ness recommendations. 

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Wil Din, Chinatown TRIP, expressed support for the TEP recommendations. 



Emil Lawrence stated that he agrees with Bob Planthold that transit lanes are in bad spots and 
with Bud Hazelkorn regarding corrupt practices in the taxi industry. 

Ms. Thomas expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Pi Ra, Senior Action Network, expressed opposition to the TEP recommendations. Rider 
information is based on boarding numbers and doesn't give rider profiles. The SFMTA needs to 
do a community impact survey for each recommendation. 

Mary Goodnature expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View and 26-Valencia 
recommendations. 

Michelle Schulz expressed opposition to the 38-Geary, 26-Valencia and the 28-Sunset 
recommendations. 

Karen Woo expressed support for keeping the 66-Quintara. She expressed concern about van 
service and stated that she would like to have more information about that service. She stated 
that the TEP cuts will diminish ridership. 

Marc Salomon stated that the use of vans is a good idea. SOMA will get more service. TEP 
recommendations will need to be phased in. The SFMTA needs to actively seek new sources of 
revenue. 

Sam Geffher expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara recommendation. 

Mar Rodin expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara recommendation. 

Krishna Ramnujian stated that there is no light rail access to the northeast waterfront. The 
SFMTA should get the E-line going. It's been in the conception phase for 20 years. Market 
Street Railway claims that Muni is holding up the line by not getting vehicles renovated. 

Robert O'Malley stated that the 26-Valencia line should start at the Moscone Center. Operators 
should be banned from using their cell phones and from sending text messages while driving. 

Maya Dhillon expressed opposition to the 26-Valencia recommendation and requested ridership 
data for the line for past few years. She stated that there is a persistent rumor that Mr. Ford has 
been lobbied by the taxi industry to eliminate routes to bump taxi usage. 

Norma Rivera expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Cindy Wu, CCDC, expressed support for the TEP recommendations. She stated that the process 
in Chinatown should be used as a model for community outreach throughout San Francisco. 

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(Catherine Roberts expressed opposition to the 6-Parnassus recommendation. She stated that 
there is no official bike coalition position on TEP. She doesn't believe in starving the periphery 
to Iced the trunk lines. It's discriminatory. 

Sonya Mark expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Referring to prepared remarks provided to the SFMTA Board Secretary, David Pilpel inquired 
about whether this meeting was a "Section 16.1 12 public hearing". One minute isn't a 
reasonable time to give people who want to speak about changes to the entire route structure. 
Fundamentally the TEP is incomplete. The M-Ocean View proposal won't save money. Public 
outreach wasn't specific about routes. (NOTE: Mr. Pilpel referred to written remarks submitted 
for inclusion in the minutes pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.16.) 

Howard Wong expressed support for the 1 1 -Downtown Connector going to the Montgomery 
station and opposition to the 39-Coit recommendation to remove the line from Union Street. Mr. 
Wong stated that he is happy to see the connection to Pier 39 and the cruise terminals. Mr. Wong 
urged the SFMTA to form a public/private/neighborhood partnership to enhance service on the 
39-Coit and to save the Union Street leg of the line. 

Jed Lane expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Bianca Hill expressed opposition to the 48-Quintara recommendation. 

Jane Shabaker expressed opposition to the 6-Parnassus recommendation. 

Lisa Detweiler expressed opposition to "everything she has heard". Staff is not paying attention 
to demographic changes. The changes will greatly affect her ability to get around and ridership 
will decrease. 

Jill Fox, India Basin Neighborhood Association, expressed opposition to the 19-Polk 
recommendation. Ms. Fox asked the SFMTA to get involved in the community planning process 
for the southeast quadrant of the city. 

Grenville Berliner, METNA, expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View recommendation and 
support for the 28- 19th Ave. recommendation. He requested that the SFMTA add a stop at 
Alemany and Arch. The 54-Felton bus doesn't serve the community. 

Doug O'Neill expressed support for the 38-L recommendation and opposition to the 27-Bryant 
and 47-Van Ness recommendations. Mr. O'Neill expressed concern regarding recommendations 
that would force people to walk further to board an already crowded line. 

Jim Kurpius expressed opposition to any changes that would increase the number of vehicles at 
the terminus of the 71, 16 AX, 71L lines. 

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David Tornheim expressed concern that trunk lines will get more service at the expense of 
community lines. He expressed support for the community impact analysis. It's the job of the 
Board to raise money. He is opposed to more cuts in service. 

Anthony Klinger stated that he commutes using the M-Ocean View and N-Judah. Between 5:30 
p.m. and 6:15 p.m., the runs are incomparably missing. The wait time for the N-Judah is 15 
minutes. Improvements were promised but nothing has improved. 

John McCraden expressed opposition to the 3-Jackson recommendation. 

Fran Taylor expressed support for the TEP over the status quo and for doing a community benefit 
analysis. 

Rolyn Parker expressed opposition to the 36-Teresita recommendation. 

Neil Hunt expressed opposition to the M-Ocean View recommendation and support for rerouting 
the 54-Felton line off of St. Charles Street. 

Dorian Fong stated that seniors are unable to walk from Vicente to Taraval. There is a slight 
hill and walking from 19* Ave. to 30 l Ave. is too far for seniors. 

Jane Martin expressed opposition to the 12-Folsom recommendation. 

Katherine Cohen expressed opposition to the 6-Parnassus recommendation. 

Chairman McCray closed public comment. 

Chairman McCray appointed Director Lee to serve as Chairman of an ad hoc committee to vet 
public comments regarding the TEP and report back to the board. Chairman McCray appointed 
Directors Beach and Oka to serve on the committee with Director Lee. Chairman McCray stated 
that he would like to hear from TWU Local 250-A regarding the TEP recommendations at the 
next meeting. 

12. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

The closed session was removed from the agenda at the start of the meeting. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

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3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
i J ). the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Imelda Torrente vs. CCSF, Superior. Ct. #461332, filed 3/20/2007 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

13. Announcement of Closed Session. 
None. 

14. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
None. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 

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Prepared Remarks of David Pilpel 

Before the Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) Board 

City and County of San Francisco 

Regular Meeting of Tuesday 16 September 2008 

(for inclusion in the Minutes pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code section 67.16) 

9. General Public Comment: 

Adequate time should be provided for public comment on each calendar item. September 
30 is a Jewish holiday (Rosh Hashanah) and is a bad day for a special meeting regarding 
the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP). I question if MTA staff has the capacity to solve 
the Agency's financial bind, modify and implement the TEP, complete the proposed 
Central Subway, and merge in taxi oversight functions along with all of its existing 
responsibilities. The Agency can't seem to even keep its trains on the tracks. Finally, 
there is still no one permanently in charge of safety. 

10.9 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): 

A dispute is pending regarding public records related to these negotiations. I made a 
request to review the proposals actually exchanged by the parties only after negotiations 
had concluded and a tentative agreement had been proposed and ratified by the Union 
members. I expected MTA staff to provide access to the requested records. Instead, the 
response was delayed and access denied. I have been fair and diligent; MTA had over a 
month to reply. I received no call to clarify, no responsive records, and very thin 
justification for withholding. Given the circumstances I feel insulted. If I continue to 
pursue the matter the result may be adverse to MTA and the City. The Board is urged to 
delay approval of the MOU until the public records dispute is resolved. Since there are 
no proposed changes to the terms there should be no harm from such a delay. 

11. Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP): 

The Staff Recommendations are not yet ready for prime time. The TEP CAC has asked 
for details and not yet received them. The frequency table and span of service 
information were only posted to the MTA website last week. There is no information 
available on weekend service. Total hours and miles at the route, division, mode, and 
system levels are unclear. There are inconsistent justifications for service additions and 
deletions. The constrained (budget-neutral) proposals should retain coverage first, and 
the Enhanced Plan can increase concentration further on key corridors. It's not an either- 
or choice. Night service is important and should be retained. It is inconsistent with gas 
prices up, ridership up, and City policies favoring transit to eliminate service completely 
in lower-density areas and at night. Some of the service increases should be more 
incremental. I will provide more detailed comments to MTA staff later this week. 

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are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and Civic Center Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Paroassus, 2 1 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 701-4485. 

The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting 
materials in alternative format, please contact Roberta Boomer at 415.701.4505. Providing at least 72 
hours notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items 
are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business 
hours and are available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item 
before or during consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-September 16, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR 
-FY08 Year-End Financial Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED, BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, AND CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 



A. Anico Ins. Co. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #473673 filed on 3/26/08 for $4,500 

B. Lawrence Roberson vs. CCSF, Non-litigated Claim #900361 filed on 8/6/08 for $5,619.05 

( ' Claudia Winker/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Non-litigated Claim #803162 filed on 5/16/08 for $6,439.95 

D. Cynthia Lim, Unlitigated Controller's Claim #900252 filed on 7/24/08 for $7,500 

E. James D. Riley Sr., Unlitigated Controller Claim #803149 filed on 5/15/08 for $7,500 

F. CCSF vs. Morganite, Superior Ct. #422635 filed on 7/21/03 for approximately $10,000-$20,000 
(City to receive) 

G. Ferdinand Feria/Allstate Ins. vs. CCSF, Non-Litigated Claim #802978 filed on 4/28/08 for 
$10,001.82 

H. CCSF vs. Compass Transportation, CAO Litigation #80715, not filed, for $16,600.76 (City to 

collect) and waiver of damages claims 
I. Norine Marcinkiewicz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444705 filed on 9/8/05 for $45,000 
J. Gary Gioglio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #468735 filed on 10/31/07 for $49,650 
K. Sharon & Mark Hill vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444703 filed on 9/8/05 for $55,000 
L. Antonia Ramirez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #462667 filed on 4/24/07 for $100,000 
M. Theresa Gilmore vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444706 filed on 9/8/05 for $350,000 
N. Susan White vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444707 filed on 9/8/05 for $750,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - 3rd Avenue at Hugo St., making this intersection an All- Way 
STOP; Beach St. and Larkin St., all directions; Beach Street and Polk St., eastbound and 
westbound; and Dormer Avenue, at Bayshore Boulevard, stopping Donner Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Jamestown Avenue, eastbound, at 3 rd Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURN - Marina Boulevard, westbound, at Lyon Street/Yacht Road. 

D. RESCIND - BUS ZONE - McAllister Street, north side, from 7 th Street North to 96-feet easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - McAllister Street, north side, from Jones Street to 125 -feet 
westerly. 

F. EXTEND - BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 125-feet west of 1 1 th Street to 39-feet 
westerly. 

G. REVOKE - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 156 feet south of 
Clinton Park. 

H. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 117 feet to 139 feet south of 
Clinton Park. 

I. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Laidley Street, both sides, between Roanoke 
and Mateo Streets. 

J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 16 th Avenue, both sides, between Rivera and 
Santiago Streets; and 20 Avenue, west side, between Vicente and Wawona Streets. 

K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "V" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Faxon Avenue, island side, from Elmwood 
Way to 46' southerly; Southwood Drive, island side, from Elmwood Way to 48' southerly; 600 
Block of Faxon Avenue, both sides, between Ocean Avenue and Elmwood Way. 

L. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 21 st Street, both sides, between Dolores and 



Chattanooga Streets. 
M. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Davis Street, west side, between 

Washington and Clay Streets. 
N. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING EXCEPT BUSES BETWEEN 3 PM AND 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Davis Street, west side, between Washington and Clay 

Streets. 
O. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING AREA 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 

7 AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 7 AM - 6 PM SATURDAY) - Davis 

Street, west side, between Washington and Clay Streets. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Alabama St., west side, between 

Ripley and Waltham Sts; and Esmeralda Ave., south side, between Bradford and Waltham Sts. 
Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Funston Avenue, west side, from Balboa St. to 

approximately 32-feet northerly; and Dublin Street, 200 block on the dead-end terminus. 
R. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Holloway Avenue, north side, from crosswalk at Cardenas 

Avenue to 20 feet easterly; Newcomb Avenue, north side, from 123 feet to 135 feet 

westerly from Newhall Street; Newcomb Avenue, north side, from 371 feet to 382 feet 

westerly from Newhall Street; Newcomb Avenue, south side, from 215 feet to 237 feet 

easterly from Phelps Street; and Newcomb Avenue, south side, from 467 feet to 479 feet 

easterly from Phelps Street. 
S. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Newcomb 

Avenue, south side, from Newhall Street to 122 feet westerly; and Newcomb Avenue, 

south side, from Phelps Street to 215 feet easterly. 
T. REVOKE - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Newcomb Avenue, 

north side, from Newhall Street to 123 feet westerly; and Newcomb Avenue, north side, 

from Phelps Street to 218 feet easterly. 
U. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - Phelan Avenue at Lee Avenue; and Phelan Avenue 

at Cloud Circle (southerly intersection). (Explanatory documents include a staff report 

and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $5,1 10,000 administered 
through FTA Section 5309 capital assistance for the SFgo Van Ness Corridor Improvements 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $194,700, in state Safe 
Routes to School Program funds for the Clarendon Elementary School Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with Saint Louis County 
to transfer ownership of Presidential Conference Committee Streetcar #1 164 to Saint Louis 
County in exchange for two General Electric #1220 traction motors. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Ken McDonald) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Third Amendment to the 
Agreement with Howger Services for on-site mobile urine and breath collection services, to 
extend the Agreement through November 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and amendment.) (Tony Parra) 



1 10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to award DPW Contract No. 1499J: Contract 
59 New Traffic Signals, to Phoenix Electric Company for a total contract amount not to exceed 
S 1 ,493,301 . (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Vee) 

( 1 0.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to authorize the Department of Public Works to 
issue a bid call for the DPW Contract No. 1099J: S¥go Various Location Contract 1 for the 
installation of seven variable message sign displays and 1 1 closed circuit television cameras at 

\ arious locations in the Bayview, Hunter's Point, Panhandle, Inner Sunset, South of Market and 
Civic Center areas. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10.9) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. 1231, 
John M. Woods Motor Coach Facility - Vehicle Lifts Replacement, Phase I, and Potrero and 
Presidio Trolley Coach Facilities - Fall Protection Systems Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.10) Ratifying the agreement between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and 
the City and County of San Francisco for recovery of costs for supporting BART's Earthquake 
Safety Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 
(Bond Yee) 

(10. 1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Real Estate and an Easement 
Agreement with 3563 TWENTY FIRST involving a modification to an existing easement in 
exchange for fee interest and rail transit improvements at 21 st Street and Chattanooga Street. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, maps and financial plan.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

(10.12) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza from 
November 15th through January 15th in perpetuity subject to removal due to repair work, 
reconstruction, an emergency, or security-related concern. (Explanatory documents include a 
staff report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

(10.13) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with PB Americas to 
conduct implementation consulting services for the Transit Effectiveness Project for an amount 
not to exceed $1,200,000 and a contract term of two years with a one-year option to extend. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, maps and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 



REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Endorsing the staff recommendations for the Transit Effectiveness Project, as revised by the 
Ad Hoc TEP Review Committee, for the purpose of initiating any required environmental 
assessment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, recommendations and resolution.) 
(Ken McDonald) 



12. Presentation and Discussion on the status of the Lifeline Pass and options to enhance the 
program and increase pass sales. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

13. Adopting the Transit Impact Development Fee and Office Space Development Fee Appeal 
Procedures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and procedure.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

14. Presentation and discussion of FY08 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Service Standard Report. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and Service Standards Report.) (Debra Johnson) 

15. Presentation and Discussion of the annual customer and employee surveys. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and surveys.) (Debra Johnson) 

16. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Year-End Review. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Japantown Garage Corp. vs. Cyberonix, Superior Ct. #470597 filed on 12/31/07 



B. Craig Yates vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #473176 filed on 3/1 1/08 

C. CCSF vs. Laura Lawee, City Attorney Claim #9690052 for $40,000 (City to receive) 

D. Zhang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #463601 filed on 5/22/07 for $1,250,000 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 
ADJOURN 




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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 

H 9 

REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 1 h 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
. PUBLIC LIBRARY ' 

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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chan man McCray called the meeting to order at 2:21 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar 
sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing 
electronic devices might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are 
set on "vibrate" cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off 
position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 

Chairman McCray noted that Robin Reitzes would be acting as counsel in place of Julia 
Friedlander. 

Board Secretary Roberta Boomer announced that Items 10.1 I, K, M and N and 10.8 have been 
removed from the agenda. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

Chairman McCray commended staff for their participation in the APTA Annual Meeting and Expo. 

7. Executive Director's Report (for discussion only) 
-Special Recognition Award 



-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR 
-FY08 Year-End Financial Report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented special recognition awards to the winners of the 2008 
Bus, Maintenance and Enforcement Roadeo. Awards were presented to Parking Control Officers 
Lawrence Manu, Luis Estrada and Eduardo Villarreal; Transit Operators Kevin Grady, Mitchell 
Johnson and Richard Walls; and the maintenance team of Sam Kuo, Steve Lind and Rick Hoang. 

Executive Director/CEO Ford discussed the Easter Seals Paratransit Project, the new hologram 
design on monthly transit passes, the Combined Charities Campaign, the Safe Driver Awards 
Banquet, the RailVolution Conference, the BART Earthquake Safety Program Church Street 
Station Retrofit and receipt of a "Safe Route to Schools" grant. 

Deputy Chief Antonio Parra, Director of Safety, Security and Enforcement, presented an update 
on Parking Control Officers training. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development, provided a status 
report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR. 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the FY08 year-end financial report. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, SFMTA CAC Chairman, presented the CAC recommendations. 

9. Public Comment 

Larry Holmes stated that his neighbors organized a meeting regarding concerns about rerouting a 
bus onto their street. He thanked the SFMTA for accommodating their concerns. 

Mike Benardo stated that before we "improve" Muni, the former service cuts should be 
eliminated. Those cuts resulted in a loss of revenue service and money. He stated that the TEP 
desires to reroute the 6-Parnassus despite money spent on new overhead lines and poles. Do not 
eliminate the 3-Jackson or the 7-Haight lines. The 71-Haight/Noriega line is too crowded. San 
Franciscans want electric transit, not polluting diesel. Biodiesel still pollutes the air. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that things have been running well. The F-line has been in the 
newspapers for overcrowding and pass-ups. Drivers let too many people board. People spill 
their drinks on-board. Drivers need better training to prevent this. Drivers don't make people 
move back when there's room in the rear of the vehicle. The training department needs to talk 
about these issues. 



Emil Lawrence stated that there has been no word about the Taxi Advisory Group since 
formation. The group is lopsided with advisors from the hotel and restaurant industries, but it 
only has one taxi driver. A single taxi driver doesn't represent all the drivers. The taxi industry 
skims more money than the SFMTA loses each year. 

Mark Van Veenendahl stated that F-line vehicles can go to the CalTrain station. Concrete has 
been laid for wheelchair access, but there are only four double-end cars in the fleet of PCCs. The 
track should have included a loop at the end of the line so single-end cars could run on the E-line. 

Andy Thornley, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, stated that they are encouraged about the status 
of the Bike Plan EIR. Environment review is not the point; the point is the SFMTA's Bike Plan. 
The Coalition is favorable toward the SFMTA's plan. He urged the Board to act decisively. 

Janice Evans stated that 30 th Avenue at Lincoln is a major entry to the park and people have been 
hit due to speeding cars. Supervisor Ed Jew told them a stop light was going to be installed, but 
they would prefer a stop sign. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED, BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO, AND CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. There will 
be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so requests, 
in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Amco Ins. Co. vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #473673 filed on 3/26/08 for $4,500 

B. Lawrence Roberson vs. CCSF, Non-litigated Claim #900361 filed on 8/6/08 for $5,619.05 

C. Claudia Winker/Farmers Ins. vs. CCSF, Non-litigated Claim #803162 filed on 5/16/08 for $6,439.9 

D. Cynthia Lim, Unlitigated Controller's Claim #900252 filed on 7/24/08 for $7,500 

E. James D. Riley Sr., Unlitigated Controller Claim #803149 filed on 5/15/08 for $7,500 

F. CCSF vs. Morganite, Superior Ct. #422635 filed on 7/21/03 for approximately $10,000-$20,000 
(City to receive) 

G. Ferdinand Feria/Allstate Ins. vs. CCSF, Non-Litigated Claim #802978 filed on 4/28/08 for 
$10,001.82 

H. CCSF vs. Compass Transportation, CAO Litigation #80715, not filed, for $16,600.76 (City to 

collect) and waiver of damages claims 
I. Norine Marcinkiewicz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444705 filed on 9/8/05 for $45,000 

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J. Gary Gioglio vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #468735 filed on 1 0/3 1/07 for $49,650 
K. Sharon & Mark Hill vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444703 filed on 9/8/05 for $55,000 
L. Antonia Ramirez vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #462667 filed on 4/24/07 for $100,000 
M. Theresa Gilmore vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444706 filed on 9/8/05 for $350,000 
N. Susan White vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444707 filed on 9/8/05 for $750,000 

Items 10.1 I, K, M, and N were removed from the agenda at the request of the City Attorney and 
continued to the November 18, 2008 meeting. 

RESOLUTION 08-166 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - 3rd Avenue at Hugo St., making this intersection an All- Way 
STOP; Beach St. and Larkin St., all directions; Beach Street and Polk St., eastbound and 
westbound; and Donner Avenue, at Bayshore Boulevard, stopping Dormer Ave. 

B. ESTABLISH - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - Jamestown Avenue, eastbound, at 3 rd Street. 

C. ESTABLISH - NO U-TURN - Marina Boulevard, westbound, at Lyon Street/Yacht Road. 

D. RESCIND - BUS ZONE - McAllister Street, north side, from 7 th Street North to 96-feet easterly. 

E. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE - McAllister Street, north side, from Jones Street to 125-feet 
westerly. 

F. EXTEND - BUS ZONE - Mission Street, north side, from 125-feet west of 1 1 th Street to 39-feet 
westerly. 

G. REVOKE - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 136 feet to 156 feet south of 
Clinton Park. 

H. ESTABLISH - BLUE ZONE - 250 Valencia Street, west side, from 117 feet to 139 feet south of 

Clinton Park. 
I. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "D" (4-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

9 AM - 5 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Laidley Street, both sides, between Roanoke 

and Mateo Streets. 
J. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "O" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 16 th Avenue, both sides, between Rivera and 

Santiago Streets; and 20 th Avenue, west side, between Vicente and Wawona Streets. 
K. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "V" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Faxon Avenue, island side, from Elmwood 

Way to 46' southerly; Southwood Drive, island side, from Elmwood Way to 48' southerly; 600 

Block of Faxon Avenue, both sides, between Ocean Avenue and Elmwood Way. 
L. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "Z" (2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 

8 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - 21 st Street, both sides, between Dolores and 

Chattanooga Streets. 
M. RESCIND - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Davis Street, west side, between 

Washington and Clay Streets. 
N. ESTABLISH - TOW- A WAY NO STOPPING EXCEPT BUSES BETWEEN 3 PM AND 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - Davis Street, west side, between Washington and Clay 

Streets. 

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O. ESTABLISH - GENERAL METERED PARKING AREA 1 (2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 

7 AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND 7 AM - 6 PM SATURDAY) - Davis 

Street, west side, between Washington and Clay Streets. 
P. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO PARKING ANYTIME - Alabama St., west side, between 

Ripley and Waltham Sts; and Esmeralda Ave., south side, between Bradford and Waltham Sts. 
Q. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Funston Avenue, west side, from Balboa St. to 

approximately 32-feet northerly; and Dublin Street, 200 block on the dead-end terminus. 
R. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Holloway Avenue, north side, from crosswalk at Cardenas 

Avenue to 20 feet easterly; Newcomb Avenue, north side, from 123 feet to 135 feet 

westerly from Newhall Street; Newcomb Avenue, north side, from 371 feet to 382 feet 

westerly from Newhall Street; Newcomb Avenue, south side, from 215 feet to 237 feet 

easterly from Phelps Street; and Newcomb Avenue, south side, from 467 feet to 479 feet 

easterly from Phelps Street. 
S. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Newcomb 

Avenue, south side, from Newhall Street to 122 feet westerly; and Newcomb Avenue, 

south side, from Phelps Street to 215 feet easterly. 
T. REVOKE - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - Newcomb Avenue, 

north side, from Newhall Street to 123 feet westerly; and Newcomb Avenue, north side, 

from Phelps Street to 218 feet easterly. 
U. ESTABLISH - TRAFFIC SIGNALS - Phelan Avenue at Lee Avenue; and Phelan Avenue 

at Cloud Circle (southerly intersection). (Explanatory documents include a staff report 

and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-167 

Items 10.2 M, N and O were removed from the Consent Calendar at the request of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT on Items 10.2 M, N and O: 

Ernestine Weiss stated that the footpath was converted to a street after the Embarcadero Freeway 
was pulled down. This shouldn't be a parking area. The Golden Gateway garage is right there. 
The area was originally devised as a footpath. It is only two lanes wide. There are many other 
places where people can park. 

Corinne Woods stated that the Ferry building lost parking when it closed the lot at Pier 1 J4. The 
Port is looking for incremental solutions to replace that loss. The loss of parking has become a 
huge problem not only for visitors to the Farmers Market, but also for the vendors. It's important 
to add more parking. 

Bobby Coleman stated there has always been parking issues in the area. The Davis St. site has 
two lanes and is surrounded by parking garages. It's near major transportation stops. Putting 
more parking there is not acceptable. It's a precarious habitat for the wild parrots of Telegraph 
Hill. More time is needed to discuss alternatives. 



Bond Yee, Director, Parking and Traffic and Jonathan Stern, Asst. Deputy Director, Waterfront 
Development Port of San Francisco, presented the staff report. 

On motion to continue the item 10.2 M, N and O for one month to allow more time for public 
outreach and communication: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $5,1 10,000 administered 
through FTA Section 5309 capital assistance for the SFgo Van Ness Corridor Improvements 
project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-168 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $194,700, in state Safe 
Routes to School Program funds for the Clarendon Elementary School Project. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-169 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with Saint Louis County 
to transfer ownership of Presidential Conference Committee Streetcar #1 164 to Saint Louis 
County in exchange for two General Electric #1220 traction motors. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-170 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the Third Amendment to the 
Agreement with Howger Services for on-site mobile urine and breath collection services, to 
extend the Agreement through November 30, 2008. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and amendment.) (Tony Parra) 

RESOLUTION 08-171 

(10.7) Authorizing the Department of Public Works to award DPW Contract No. 1499J: Contract 
59 New Traffic Signals, to Phoenix Electric Company for a total contract amount not to exceed 
$1,493,301. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-172 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to authorize the Department of Public Works to 
issue a bid call for the DPW Contract No. 1099 J: SFgo Various Location Contract 1 for the 
installation of seven variable message sign displays and 1 1 closed circuit television cameras at 
various locations in the Bayview, Hunter's Point, Panhandle, Inner Sunset, South of Market and 

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( n ic Center areas. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Bond Ycc) 

Item 10.8 was removed from the agenda. 

1 1 0.9) Approving the plans and specifications and authorizing bid call for Contract No. 1231, 
John M. Woods Motor Coach Facility - Vehicle Lifts Replacement, Phase I, and Potrero and 
Presidio Trolley Coach Facilities - Fall Protection Systems Project. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-173 

(10.10) Ratifying the agreement between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and 
the City and County of San Francisco for recovery of costs for supporting BART's Earthquake 
Safety Program. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and agreement.) 
(Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-174 

(10.1 1) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a Real Estate and an Easement 
Agreement with 3563 TWENTY FIRST involving a modification to an existing easement in 
exchange for fee interest and rail transit improvements at 21 st Street and Chattanooga Street. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, maps and financial plan.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-175 

(10.12) Approving the designation of seven street-artist selling spaces at Harvey Milk Plaza from 
November 15th through January 15th in perpetuity subject to removal due to repair work, 
reconstruction, emergency, or security-related concerns. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report and resolution.) (Roberta Boomer) 

RESOLUTION 08-176 

(10.13) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with PB Americas to 
conduct implementation consulting services for the Transit Effectiveness Project for an amount 
not to exceed $1,200,000 and a contract term of two years with a one-year option to extend. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution, maps and contract.) (Sonali Bose) 

Item 10.13 was removed from the Consent Calendar by a member of the public. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David Pilpel expressed support for the next phase of the project. The team is solid. Early 
direction about how to make this a "go" will be needed. He urged the SFMTA to retain the TEP 

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CAC and the continuity of public input. 

On motion to approve Item 10.13: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

RESOLUTION 08-177 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Items 10.1 I, K, M, N, Items 10.2 M, N and O, Item 
10.8 and Item 10.13 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Endorsing the staff recommendations for the Transit Effectiveness Project, as revised by the 
Ad Hoc TEP Review Committee, for the purpose of initiating any required environmental 
assessment. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, recommendations and resolutions.) 
(Ken McDonald) 

Director Jerry Lee reviewed the recommendations of the Ad Hoc TEP Review Committee. 

Wade Crowfoot, Office of Mayor Gavin Newsom, expressed appreciation to the SFMTA for the 
TEP. On behalf of Mayor Newsom, Mr. Crowfoot urged the adoption of the TEP recommendations 
so the SFMTA can begin implementation of important transit improvements for reliability, speed 
and convenience of the system. 

Julie Kirschbaum, TEP Manager, presented the staff report. 

Peg Stevenson, Controller's Office, City Services Auditor Division Director, expressed 
appreciation to staff for their leadership. This project sets a new bar for the city for project 
analysis. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ross Woodall suggested more access for wheelchair users traveling from Forest Hills to West 
Portal. 

Alec Bash commended staff for recognizing the need to improve transit service along the 
Embarcadero corridor. The E-line extension will improve service and reduce headways on the F- 
line. If the waterfront is to achieve its potential, transit will need to be improved. 

Daniel Murphy, Rescue Muni, expressed their support for the TEP plan. The plan is the 
realization of many things that Rescue Muni has pushed for over the years. They urged the 
SFMTA to press aggressively to find revenue for the "revenue-enhanced" version. 

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Ka\ Walker stated that the recommendation to restore the 17-line service on Buckingham Way 
will make a lot of people very happy, especially seniors and disabled patrons. 

Tori nne Woods stated that the TEP is great. Please approve it. Mission Bay is being developed 
as a transit-dependent area. The 22-line is critical to the community. Neighbors are desperate to 
have this happen. 

Norm Rolfe stated that the SFMTA should get together with the Redevelopment Agency and the 
TJPA regarding establishing Folsom as a two-way street. The 1 1-line on Folsom Street could be 
rerouted to address a lack of service. He. urged staff to have additional dialogue about transit 
service on Folsom. 

Carli Paine, Transportation and Land Use Coalition Group, stated that their group advocates for a 
socially just and environmentally sustainable transit. She encouraged the SFMTA to look at cost 
effective, data driven solutions that will improve transit. She congratulated staff and urged the 
Board to adopt the proposals. 

Evelyn Landahl stated that the 36-Teresita line is vital to people in the Mt. Davidson area. This 
connection to Forest Hill opens up the whole city to residents in the neighborhood. 

Irwin Lum, TWU-Local 250-A, expressed support for most of the TEP recommendations. He 
expressed concern about using motor coaches on the 14-Mission. This will limit resources when 
the Metro breaks down. The SFMTA needs to move carefully. 

Joe Sims, Bella Vista Neighbors in Action, expressed support for keeping the 36-Teresita on 
Myra Way. He thanked the SFMTA CAC for their input and Julie Kirschbaum for remaining 
open to community input. 

Sue Cauthen expressed appreciation for backing the idea of a public-private partnership. She 
stated that the Telegraph Hill Dwellers will try to earn the confidence of the SFMTA. Allowing 
only one minute for public comment isn't good for the spirit of "Sunshine." After two years of 
waiting, it is too bad to be limited. 

Claudine Cheng stated that she couldn't be happier to hear the final recommendations. She 
expressed appreciation for responding to input from the neighbors. The community appreciated 
that their voices were heard. 

Irene Meshman expressed appreciation for the 1 8 -line. The bus serves a community that has a 
lot of seniors and children. 

Vera Haile stated that she was sorry that the 38-Ocean Beach didn't change. It should stay the way 
it is. Transferring on Muni adds 30 minutes to her total transit time. No meetings were held in the 
outer Richmond. She expressed hope that the Geary Ocean Beach line will be reconsidered. 



Babette Drefke stated that if the SFMTA is proposing to restore the 19-line to its original "1969" 
route, she has no quarrel. 

David Pilpel stated that the recommendations are better because of public comment and the TEP 
review committee. There are things he likes and things he doesn't, but it is a package. There 
will be more trade-offs as a result of the environmental review. He expressed thanks for keeping 
the 66-Quintara line. He urged the Board to support this package. 

Emmet McDonagh stated that service is slated to be cut in his neighborhood. In the initial 
proposals no service cuts were proposed, but new recommendations include service cuts that 
weren't presented to the neighborhood. 

Gail Switzer expressed appreciation for listening and supporting the neighbors by retaining 39- 
Coit transit service. This is a large step toward making San Francisco a "Transit First" city and 
she is committed to make this decision a "win-win." 

Joan Wood stated that the original proposal for the 39-Coit would have been heartless. She had 
heard that the savings from the changes on the 39-Coit service would pay for the "Culture Bus." 
She supports the new recommendation. 

Phyl Smith stated that she is happy to hear the recommendation for the 39-Coit. 

Herbert Weiner stated that the TEP recommendations will make people suffer. The elderly, 
disabled and poor were never consulted. They will be confronted with adverse service 
conditions, such as the deletion of the 3 and the 26 lines. These inequities need to be addressed 
and any changes should address the needs of all riders. 

Tim Chan, BART, asked the SFMTA to provide more feeder service to BART. He stated that the 
TEP recommendations will result in frequent service. BART supports the TEP recommendations. 

Jacqueline Case thanked the Board for their solutions. Her neighborhood felt that they were 
fairly treated by the TEP process. They were consulted early and often. Changes can always get 
bogged down, but the SFMTA should move forward. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, expressed support for the TEP recommendations and urged the Board to 
move them forward to the environmental review phase. SPUR also supports the Lifeline Pass. 

Paul Hogarth stated that the TEP recommendations will be a net gain for transit-dependent riders. 
They are happy that staff listened to the community regarding the 19-line proposal. They are 
unhappy that it's been shifted from Hyde and Larkin Streets to Polk Street. It will be a hardship 
for a lot of riders. 

Cindy Wu, Chinatown Community Development Center, expressed support for the TEP. She 
stated that many public meetings were held. They look forward to the implementation phase and 
to finding creative solutions. 

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Susan Mi/.ner, Mayor's Office on Disability, expressed appreciation for a project "done right." 
This was a "first" - with seniors and people with disabilities were included up front. Most of the 
Disability Council recommendations were adopted. 

Manish Champsee, Walk SF, stated that the TEP seeks to increase public transportation and get 
more cars olTthe street. 

Howard Wong stated that he supports the public-private partnership. Rerouting the 39-Coit to 
Pier 39 will help tourism and enhance the experience of visitors to San Francisco. This is a 
"win-win*' situation for everyone. 

RESOLUTION 08-178 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

The Board took a short recess. 

12. Presentation and Discussion on the status of the Lifeline Pass and options to enhance the 
program and increase pass sales. (Explanatory documents include a staff report.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the staff report. 

Director Beach suggested that staff review the agreement Sacramento has with their Human 
Services department. He asked staff to study sales of transit passes at a volume discount. 

Vice Chairman Nolan asked staff to examine more options to pay for the Lifeline Pass. He 
requested information about the average income of a San Francisco resident. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Razzu Engen expressed appreciation for a presentation that lays out the issues with the pass. He 
presented letters of support from various organizations and asked if some of the capacity issues 
could be addressed through the TEP. It's unnecessarily hard to acquire this pass. Human 
Services Agency deals with a lot of fraud, which limits accessibility for working families. 

Bob Allen thanked the SFMTA for its collaboration. They realize the relative cost of the pass 
versus the cost of passes throughout the country. The Bay Area has the highest transportation 
and housing costs in the country. Service issues need to be looked at as part of the TEP. As a 
"Transit First" city the goal is to get people on public transit. He recommends lowering the cost, 
implementing the discount card program, making it more accessible and expanding the eligibility 
requirements. 

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Jade Wu stated that she uses the Lifeline Pass every day. It saves money. She buys youth passes 
for her children. Raising the price of the youth pass will hurt. She asked the SFMTA to lower 
the cost of the Lifeline Pass and to find a place in Chinatown to sell it. 

Paul Hogarth, Tenderloin Neighborhood Council, stated that the recent budget increased the 
price of the fast pass from $45 to $50 in six months. Low income populations need to have a 
discounted pass that works. Currently the Lifeline Pass is only a ten dollar discount; it's not 
useable on BART and only is available in certain locations. Make the Lifeline Pass less 
expensive so it works for people. They are strong supporters of making the pass more accessible. 

Marc Caswell, SF Bike Coalition, stated that SFMTA is a multi-modal system. There are a lot of 
low-income people who are transit dependent. These people need to have access to affordable 
public transportation. A reduced quality pass is not a true discounted pass. They support 
reducing the cost of the pass. 

Samantha Levens stated that she relies on public transit. It is difficult for her to afford a pass 
when she's not working. In tough economic times, more people will be either laid off or will 
have their hours cut. Having a low-income pass would make it easier to get to work. She hopes 
the Board will consider raising the eligibility requirement to 300% of the Federal Poverty level. 

Mary Hernandez stated that a low-income pass would have helped her when she was struggling 
as a single mother. She suggests keeping the seniors, youth and disabled passes at ten dollars. 
How can anyone expect to increase the price with what's happening today? 

Cindy Wu, Chinatown Community Development Center, stated that the pass isn't accessible. 
There is a lot of interest in expanding access to the Chinatown community. The Chinatown 
community is comprised of families and seniors on low income. Having access to this pass 
would help them improve their quality of life. 

Bobby Coleman stated that the poor have limited strength, time and drive to go through the 
process to apply for this pass. The SFMTA needs to find a way to make this pass as substantial 
as possible. It can help people find a way out of poverty. 

Flor Ramos, La Voz Latina, expressed concern about the increase in the cost of the fast pass next 
year. She travels every day on Muni and BART. She buys two passes for $90 every month. She 
is a single mother and is presently unemployed. She asked that the Lifeline Pass be more 
accessible and be usable on BART. People won't be interested in the pass if it can't be used on 
BART. It would be a great benefit for low-income families. 

Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer, SEIU 1021, stated that many Muni riders can afford to pay a lot more 
than what they're paying now. She has to choose whether to buy coffee or lunch, or whether to 
walk to work or risk getting a ticket for back door boarding. It's hard to acquire this pass. There 
is no way for a working person to prove that they're low-income. They are fighting to find more 
revenue for Muni, but this will hit people hard. 

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Crista! Ja\ a, l'ransit Not Traffic (TNT) Coalition and SEIU 1021, stated that the Coalition is 
a\\ arc that Muni is desperately underfunded. They built the TNT Coalition to try to help Muni 
and support Proposition A. All groups in the Coalition understand how important Muni is and 
they're all working to help find more money for Muni. Ms. Java stated that they don't think that 
Muni should be inaccessible to those who don't enjoy a certain level of financial freedom. 

Following comments made by Board members, Mr. Ford stated that he had heard consensus on 
finding a better way to distribute the Lifeline Pass and that the Board wants staff to move 
quickly. He stated that he had heard the debate about how to fund the pass and that staff should 
examine reductions in line items. He stated that staff will move quickly and will deal with the 
distribution issue. 

13. Adopting the Transit Impact Development Fee and Office Space Development Fee Appeal 
Procedures. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and procedure.) (Sonali 
Bose) 

No public comment. 

RESOLUTION 08-179 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

14. Presentation and discussion of FY08 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Service Standard Report. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and Service Standards Report.) (Debra Johnson) 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford reviewed the report. 

Director Heinicke requested information about the annual cost of claims. He asked staff to 
quantify their safety efforts. 

Chairman McCray requested that future reports provide information on on-time performance by 
the categories outlined in the TEP such as rapid network, feeder and community lines. 

No public comment. 

15. Presentation and Discussion of the annual customer and employee surveys. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report and surveys.) (Debra Johnson) 

Jon Canapary of Corey, Canapary & Galanis reviewed the FY08 customer and employee surveys. 

No public comment. 



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16. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Year-End Review. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

Item 16 was continued to the Nov. 4 workshop. 

17. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 
RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 7:00 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

Also present: Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, Administration 
Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Amit Kothari, Director, Off-Street Parking 

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Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
( 3 ). the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Japantown Garage Corp. vs. Cyberonix, Superior Ct. #470597 filed on 12/31/07 

B. Craig Yates vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #473176 filed on 3/11/08 

C. CCSF vs. Laura Lawee, City Attorney Claim #9690052 for $40,000 (City to receive) 
RESOLUTION 08-180 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

D. Zhang vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #463601 filed on 5/22/07 for $1,250,000 
RESOLUTION 08-181 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

Also present: Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, Administration 
Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer 
Amit Kothari, Director, Off-Street Parking 
Robin Reitzes, Deputy City Attorney 
Rob Stone, Deputy City Attorney 

5. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

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ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 7:30 p.m. 

18. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss anticipated litigation and the four cases of "existing litigation" with the City Attorney. 
The Board of Directors voted unanimously to settle the Lawee and Zhang cases and took no 
action on the Japantown Garage and Yates cases. 

19. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 7:33 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 




Loberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 

Southeast Community Facility Community Center 

Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Room 

1800 Oakdale Avenue 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 

SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



0-30-08P04:46 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 



OCT 3 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 th Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I he Municipal transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in the Alex Pitcher Jr. Community 
Room ol' the Southeast Community Facility Community Center at 1 800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, 
CA Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: Muni Metro Line: T-Third at Palou Avenue; 23- 
Monterey; 24-Divisadero; and the 44-O'Shaughnessy. For information about MUNI accessible services 
call 701-4485. 

1 he meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
Oakdale Street and in the parking lot on Phelps Street for mobility-impaired persons. 

To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting 
materials in alternative format, please contact Roberta Boomer at 415.701.4505. Providing at least 72 
hours notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items 
are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business 
hours and are available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item 
before or during consideration of the item. 

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may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

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Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
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Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Communications 

5. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 
-Ongoing Activities 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

7. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction and are not 
on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 
SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

8. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Year-End Review. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra Johnson) 

9. Report on the first quarter FY09 financial results. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

10. Report on Index Implementation Plan. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

11. Overview of the Advertising contracts and opportunities. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

12. Status of the merger with the Taxi Commission. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra Johnson) 

13. Presentation and discussion of the Capital Program. (No explanatory documents.) (Carter Rohan) 

14. Presentation of Prop. A training provided by the City Controller and City Attorney. (No explanatory 
documents.) (Ben Rosenfield/Julia Friedlander) 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals and entities that 
influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco 
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lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008 

Southeast Community Facility Community Center 

Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Room 

1800 Oakdale Avenue 

SPECIAL MEETING 
9:00 A.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



NOV 1 4 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue ♦ 7 ,n Floor* San Francisco, CA 94103* Tel: 415.701.4505- Fax; 415.701.4502 •www.sfmta.com 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

( Ihairman McCray called the meeting to order at 9:22 a.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 

Tom Nolan - absent at Roll Call 

Brnce Oka 

Absent: Shirley Breyer Black - with notification 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible for 
the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices might be 
removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" cause microphone 
interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Communications 
None. 

5. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director Ford provided advanced notice of a calendar item to extend the 22-Fillmore line as a 
project that has been identified as an "early start" project for the eastern neighborhoods. 

6. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

7. Public Comment 
None. 



THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION 
AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR ACTION AS STATED BY THE 
SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. 
EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR 
REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

SPECIAL CALENDAR 

8. Presentation and Discussion of FY08 Year-End Review. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra Johnson) 
Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff and Director of Administration presented the review. 

No public comment. 

9. Report on the first quarter FY09 financial results. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the report. Ms. Bose also discussed the status of the 
SFMTA' s Breda car lease/leaseback agreement. 

No public comment. 

10. Report on Index Implementation Plan. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the report. 

No public comment. 

11. Overview of the Advertising contracts and opportunities. (No explanatory documents.) (Sonali Bose) 
Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer presented the overview. 

Tom Nolan arrived at the meeting. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that staff provide a menu of unfunded capital "needs and wants". 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Tariq Mahmoud suggested placement of a television rather than print ads on the inside of the buses. 

Dave Schneider suggested that the art community be incorporated into advertising. The buses could be 
"muralized" by kids. Corporations could sponsor a mural and include smaller corporate logos. This 
would contribute to Muni revenues. 



1 2 Status of the merger with the Taxi Commission. (No explanatory documents.) (Debra Johnson) 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff and Director of Administration presented the report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Veena Duval, Asian Law Caucus, stated that the Taxi Advisory Group (TAG) lacked representation by 
taxi drivers. Company owners and medallion holders vote as one block. Drivers would have to get 
unanimous agreement from medallion holders for recommendations to move forward. She also 
expressed concern over a proposed four-year budget freeze. It won't allow for the kind of 
improvements that the merger is supposed to effectuate. 

Bud Hazelkom, Chairman, United Taxicab Workers, stressed the need for taxi drivers to be heard. Cab 
drivers foot the bill but we have no health care and no protections. The proposed Taxi Advisory Group 
is stacked against taxi drivers. Raising the meter rate was supposed to offset driver losses but it was a 
terrible idea. The industry should have centralized dispatch. Company income should be tied to 
serving the people. You won't get those ideas from a TAG that is stacked against drivers. Please 
ensure driver ideas are heard. 

Dave Schneider stated that there are many interconnections between taxis and public transit which will 
be good for the taxi industry. Centralized dispatch is a good idea. People should be able to get the 
nearest available cab. Cab drivers are ambassadors of good will but they don't even get basic benefits. 
Mr. Schneider expressed hope that the SFMTA will consider treating drivers as valid citizens of the 
City and County with full labor benefits. Drivers are reduced to a minority with the proposed TAG. 

Mark Gruberg stated that there is a false division in the industry. The interests of medallion holders 
and cab companies are nearly identical. Most all cab companies are run by medallion holders. The 
TAG is unfair and unbalanced. The public should have a significant role on the advisory body. Mr. 
Gruberg stated that here shouldn't be a four year freeze on the fees paid by the industry. Taxi 
Commission staff has been understaffed and underfunded. Don't tie their hands. 

Kagendra stated that Yellow Cab has 1500 drivers. People are getting taxi service in every corner of 
the city because Yellow Cab has computerized dispatch. The TAG should have Yellow Cab drivers on 
it. It would be good to have the owner of Yellow Cab on the TAG because he is a real representative 
for the drivers. 

Tariq Mahmoud stated that he is sensitive to the needs of the public and is not afraid of companies or 
medallion holders. They listen to logical arguments. Mr. Gruberg is a taxi cab company owner, a 
medallion holder and a driver and he speaks for drivers. Others can as well. Drivers are okay and are 
not in a dire situation. Drivers have no stake in the industry. We should be looking at how to build 
equity in the system. 



Martin Smith, Luxor Cabs, stated that out of 7,000 drivers, 30% are part time, and 20% are medallion 
holders. All drivers were at one point, an "A-card" driver. Managers and owners started with "A- 
cards". No matter who is on the TAG, everyone is represented. 

Jordanna Thigpen, Executive Director, Taxi Commission stated that the composition of the permanent 
Taxi Advisory body was the subject of the most heated discussion and the recommended composition 
received an almost unanimous approval. The TAG would provide peer review and advice on 
technical issues. 

Director Heinicke stated that the TAG didn't need to be so large and suggested that the number of 
company and medallion holders be reduced to make the size of the group more manageable. There is a 
lot of overlap between companies and medallion holders. 

Director Oka requested that the City Attorney look into whether the residency requirement that is 
applicable to CCSF boards and commissions would be applicable to this body. 

Chairman McCray requested more discussion regarding the definition and purpose of the Taxi 
Advisory Group. 

13. Presentation and discussion of the Capital Program. (No explanatory documents.) (Carter Rohan) 
Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development, presented the report. 

No public comment. 

14. Presentation of Prop. A training provided by the City Controller and City Attorney. (No 
explanatory documents.) (Ben Rosenfield/Julia Friedlander) 

Ben Rosenfield, City Controller, Peg Stevenson, Director, City Services Audit Division, Controller's 
Office and Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney presented the training. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



11-1 4-08P01 :34 RCVD 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



NOV H 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 Floor • San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 • www.sfmta.com 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-October 21, 2008 Regular Meeting 
-November 4, 2008 Special Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR 

-Update on PCO Training 

-Collision report 

-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10. 1 ) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Isaias Aguirre vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458994 filed on 12/21/06 for $750 

B. Farmers Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC8472176 filed on 2/14/08 for $1,387.64 

C. Daljit Johl vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7464559 filed on 6/22/07 for $6,000 

D. Shawn Dower vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802742 filed on 4/7/08 for $6,500 

E. Western Exterminator vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #803160 filed on 5/16/08 for $6,539.20 

F. Shee Yuen Wong vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802655, filed on 4/1/08 for $8,500 

G. Lorenzo Monje vs. CCSF, Super Ct. #443160 filed on 7/19/05 for $14,000 

H. Zardus Norbert vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #453232 filed on 6/19/06 for $0, city to waive lien and 

dismiss cross-claim. 
I. Herbert Meyer vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06457071 filed on 10/18/06 for $60,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 
9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 836 Valencia Street 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Webster Street, west side, 
between Grove and Hayes Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Castenada Avenue, both sides, 
between Alton and Ventura Avenues. 

D. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE- Folsom Street, east side, from 20th Street to 100 feet 
southerly; and 3rd Street, east side, from 22nd Street to 80 feet northerly. 

E. EXTEND - BUS ZONE - Winston Street, south side, from 76 feet east of 20th Street to 
44 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - Gough Street, east side, from Geary Boulevard to Eddy Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Cesar Chavez Street, south 
side, between 1-280 northbound off-ramp and Indiana Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Lake Street, both sides, 
between 15th and 16th Avenues, 16th Avenue, both sides, between California Street and north 
of Lake Street to the Presidio. 

I. RESCIND - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH 
SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Bryant Street, north side, from 6 th Street to 48-feet 
easterly. 

J. RESCIND - 45-MPH SPEED LIMIT AND ESTABLISH - 40-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Lake 
Merced Boulevard, between City and County Line and Winston Drive. 



K. RESCIND - 1-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM to 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 

AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Laguna Street, west side, between Post 

and Sutter Streets. 
L. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - 22nd Street, north 

side, just east of the driveway for 2318 22nd Street. 
M. RESCIND - CROSSWALK CLOSURE - Parker Avenue and McAllister Street, north 

crosswalk crossing Parker Avenue; and Cole and Fulton Streets, east crosswalk, crossing 

Fulton Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - 4-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY - San Bruno Avenue, west side, south of 25 th Street to terminus; 

and Utah Street, east side, south of 25 th Street along Buena Vista Elementary School. 
O. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND 5-FOOT WIDE SIDEWALK 

BULBOUT - Persia Avenue, south side, from Vienna Street to 26-feet westerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND 6-FOOT WIDE SIDEWALK 

BULBOUT - Moscow Street, west side, from Excelsior Avenue to 6-feet southerly. 
Q. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK WIDENING - Charles J. Brenham Place, 8 feet on east side, 

from Market Street to 200-feet northerly. 
R. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK EXTENSIONS - Leavenworth Street, east side, from 

McAllister Street to 20-feet northerly; McAllister Street, north side, from Jones Street 

to 125-feet westerly; Jones Street, east side, from Eddy Street to 30-feet northerly; and 

Jones Street, east side, from Turk Street to 20-feet northerly. 
S. RESCIND - ONE-WAY WESTBOUND AND ESTABLISH - TWO-WAY STREET - 

McAllister Street, between Hyde and Jones Streets. 
T. REVOKE - RIGHT TURN ONLY - McAllister Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street. 
U. REVOKE - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - McAllister Street, westbound, at Hyde Street. 
V. REVOKE - TOW- AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME - McAllister Street, south side, from 

Hyde Street to 1 1 1 -feet easterly. 
W. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - McAllister Street, eastbound, at Leavenworth Street. 
X. Establish - Right Turn Only, Except BUSES, TAXIS and Bicycles - McAllister Street, 

eastbound, at Charles J. Brenham Place. 
Y. RESCIND - ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND AND establish - two-way street - Charles J. 

Brenham Place, between McAllister Street and Market Street. 
Z. Revoke - No Right Turn - Charles J. Brenham Place, northbound, at McAllister Street. 
AA. Establish - Right Turn Only - Charles J. Brenham Place, southbound, to Market Street. 
BB. Establish - Right Turn Only to Market Street, Except buses, taxis and Bicycles - 

McAllister Street, eastbound, at Jones Street/Market Street. 
CC. Revoke - Double Right Turn LANE and Establish - Right Lane Must Turn Right - Jones 

Street, southbound, at McAllister Street. 
DD. Establish - Left Lane Must Turn Left - 7th Street, northbound left lane, south of Market Street. 
EE. REVOKE - Motorcycle Parking - McAllister Street, south side, from 4-feet to 35.5-feet west 

of Leavenworth Street. 
FF. ESTABLISH - Motorcycle Parking - McAllister Street, south side, from Hyde Street to 

approximately 3 5 -feet easterly. 



( K i Establish - Bus Zone - McAllister Street, south side, west of Leavenworth Street. 
1111. REVOKE - WHITE ZONE - 1359 Pine Street, from 19-feet to 39-feet west of east 

property line. 
11. REVOKE - BLUE ZONE - 1359 Pine St, from 39-feet to 61 -feet west of the east property 

line. 
JJ. ESTABLISH - PASSENGER LOADING ZONE (DURING BUSINESS HOURS) - 

1359 Pine Street, from 19-feet to 61 -feet west of east property line. 
KK. ESTABLISH - TEMPORARY (6 MONTH-TRIAL) BLUE ZONE - "400" Main Street, 

from 0-feet to 22-feet south of Harrison Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff 

report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $750,000, in Station Area 
Planning funds for the Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-148, to PBS&J. to 
conduct the Glen Park Community Plan Environmental Impact Analysis and Transportation 
Feasibility Study for a term of 24 months and an amount not to exceed $750,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with City Services to 
provide on-site mobile urine and breath collection services for an amount not to exceed $600,000 
and a term not to exceed three years with an option to extend the agreement for up to two 
additional years at the sole discretion of the Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Tony Parra) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with Accurate C&S 
Services, to provide off-site urine and breath collections services for an amount not to exceed 
$300,000 and a term not to exceed three years, with an option to extend the contract for up to two 
additional years at the sole discretion of the Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Tony Parra) 

(10.7) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. 1232, 
Metro East Wheel Truing Machine, Blowdown Equipment, Rail Car Mover and Miscellaneous 
Equipment Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a future multi-agency Infrastructure 
Prioritization Agreement to coordinate planning for the Muni Route 22- Fillmore extension to 
Mission Bay as a priority early start transportation infrastructure project in the Eastern 
Neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and memo.) (Carter 
Rohan) 



(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 5 to Contract No. CS-138, 
Professional Engineering and Other Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail 
Project - Central Subway Segment to PB/Wong, to extend the term of the Agreement by 173 days 
to May 23, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to install 1 1 metered parking spaces; rescind the 
"Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime"; establish "Tow-Away No Stopping Except Buses between 3 
PM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday"; and establish "General Metered Parking Area 1 (2-hour 
parking time limit, 7 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday and 7 AM - 6 PM Saturday)" on the 
west side of Davis Street between Washington Street and Clay Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and maps.) (Bond Yee) 

12. Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-149, Professional Program 
Management and Construction Management Services for Central Subway, Third Street Light 
Rail Project Phase 2, with Central Subway Partnership for an amount not to exceed $147,673,618 
for a term not to exceed five years with an option to extend the term for an additional five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to set all on and off street parking rates and times 
within the SFpark Parking Pilot Project Areas and Parking Pilot Project Special Event Areas for 
duration of the SFpark parking pilot projects for all on and off-street parking meters, parking 
garages, and parking lots; and adjust availability standards and targets during the pilot project 
period to better achieve the goals of SFpark. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 



Existing 1 itigation: 

A. Norine Marcinkiewicz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444705 filed on 9/8/05 for $45,000 

B. Sharon & Mark Hill vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444703 filed on 9/8/05 for $55,000 

C. Theresa Gilmore vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444706 filed on 9/8/05 for $350,000 

D. Susan White vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444707 filed on 9/8/05 for $750,000 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV 2 6 2008 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 4, 2008 Special Meeting: unanimously 
approved. 

5. Communications 
Item 12 removed. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Status Report on the Bicycle Program EIS/EIR 



-Update on PCO Training 
-Collision report 
-Ongoing Activities 

Executive Director/CEO Ford presented Special Recognition Awards to Ed Lee, Parking Meter 
Shop; Nick Carr, Transit Planner HI, Transportation Planning and Development; Angel Carvajal, 
Transit Operator, Green Division; and Luis Gomez, Maintenance Controller, Woods Division. 

E.D. Ford reviewed the status of the Combined Charities Campaign. 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning & Development provided a status report 
on the Bicycle Program EIS/EER. 

Deputy Chief Tony Parra, Director of Safety, Security and Enforcement reviewed the status of 
Parking Control Officer training. 

Bond Yee, Director of Parking and Traffic presented the 2007 Collision Report. 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration reported on the status of the SFMTA- 
Taxi Commission merger. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Andy Thornley, SF Bicycle Coalition expressed appreciation to Nick Carr for his work. He also 
expressed concern about the rise in collisions with cyclists. Mr. Thornley stated that he is pleased 
to hear that the EIR is on track to be published before Thanksgiving. There will be more bike 
business on the Board's agenda in the coming months. The EIR is not the thing. We really care 
about the Bike Plan. 

Tariq Mehmood stated that bikes run through red lights right and left. The lights are stops for 
cyclists too. Cyclists don't pay any taxes. Changing pedestrian and traffic signs to allow pedestrians 
to cross in all directions followed by vehicles crossing would improve safety. Mr. Mehmood cited 
the intersection of Montgomery and Bush as an example of an intersection that works. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

Daniel Murphy, Chairman, Citizen's Advisory Council, presented the report. 

9. Public Comment 

Kevin Wong, ABC Parking, stated that a draft RFP that sets minimum qualifications for bidding 
on public garage contracts would mean that his firm is no longer qualified to bid. He requested 
that the SFMTA take another look at the proposal and create a mechanism for smaller companies 
to participate. 



Fred Bekele, Convenient Parking, stated that the draft proposal for parking garages is radically 
different He was speechless to see a proposal where small businesses have no place. Small 
businesses have demonstrated that they are able to perform. This proposal says that small 
companies are no longer needed. The language will mean that big, national companies will get 
the bids. It's wrong and un-San Franciscan. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that at the Harry Bridges Plaza, skateboarders and cyclists create 
dangerous situations. They speed across the path of pedestrians. This situation is intolerable and 
discourages people from going to the area. Ms. Weiss suggested installing concrete bollards so 
people can't jump off the light fixtures. 

Emil Lawrence stated that he will not disappear and he will continue to talk about the taxi merger 
and the inequities that have existed for the past 30 years. It is unconscionable to present a plan 
that hasn't been discussed with 99% of the taxi drivers. People have been excluded from 
participating and there are obstacles to integration. 

Tariq Mehmood stated that there are people who claim to represent the drivers but they are the 
people who opposed Prop. A and the merger. We are looking forward to SFMTA's leadership 
and a successful merger. Mr. Mehmood presented, a petition of people who support the merger. 

Jacqueline Besser, DAJA, stated that she is concerned about the draft RFP and the way that it is 
being handled. The RFP will exclude providers from participating, including current contractors. 
Given the economy and what small businesses represent to the economy, the city would be better 
served by allowing small businesses to participate. Ms. Besser stated that her firm has been on a 
month to month contract for the Performing Arts garage for the past two years. Recently, DAJA 
received a letter informing DAJA to cease operation in December. Usually a contractor remains 
in place until a new one is chosen. This is being handled unseemly and is occurring at one of the 
busiest times of the year for the garage. 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford stated that Chief of Staff/Director of Administration Debra Johnson 
will meet with Ms. Besser. With regard to the draft RFP, Mr. Ford stated that staff wanted to get 
the industry's comments prior to proceeding with a final RFP. The final RFP will be presented 
to the SFMTA Board/Parking Authority Commission for approval. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Isaias Aguirre vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #458994 filed on 12/21/06 for $750 

B. Farmers Insurance vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC8472176 filed on 2/14/08 for $1,387.64 

C. Daljit Johl vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #7464559 filed on 6/22/07 for $6,000 

D. Shawn Dower vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802742 filed on 4/7/08 for $6,500 

E. Western Exterminator vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #803160 filed on 5/16/08 for $6,539.20 

F. Shee Yuen Wong vs. CCSF, Unlitigated Claim #802655, filed on 4/1/08 for $8,500 

G. Lorenzo Monje vs. CCSF, Super Ct. #443160 filed on 7/19/05 for $14,000 

H. Zardus Norbert vs CCSF, Superior Ct. #453232 filed on 6/19/06 for $0, city to waive lien and 

dismiss cross-claim. 
I. Herbert Meyer vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC06457071 filed on 10/18/06 for $60,000 

RESOLUTION 08-182 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "I" (1-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 AM 
- 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - 836 Valencia Street. 

B. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "R" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY) - Webster Street, west side, 
between Grove and Hayes Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "T" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 8 AM - 3 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Castenada Avenue, both sides, 
between Alton and Ventura Avenues. 

D. ESTABLISH - BUS ZONE- Folsom Street, east side, from 20th Street to 100 feet 
southerly; and 3rd Street, east side, from 22nd Street to 80 feet northerly. 

E. EXTEND - BUS ZONE - Winston Street, south side, from 76 feet east of 20th Street to 
44 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - 2-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM - 6 PM, MONDAY 
THROUGH SATURDAY - Gough Street, east side, from Geary Boulevard to Eddy Street. 

G. ESTABLISH - TOW- AWAY, NO STOPPING ANYTIME - Cesar Chavez Street, south 
side, between 1-280 northbound off-ramp and Indiana Street. 

H. ESTABLISH - RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AREA "N" (2-HOUR TIME 
LIMIT, 9 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY) - Lake Street, both sides, 

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between 15 th and 16th Avenues, 16th Avenue, both sides, between California Street and north 

of Lake Street to the Presidio. 
1. RESCIND - 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT PARKING, 7 AM TO 6 PM MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - METERED MOTORCYCLE PARKING, 9 AM TO 6 PM, 

MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Bryant Street, north side, from 6 th Street to 48-feet 

easterly. 
J. RESCIND - 45-MPH SPEED LIMIT AND ESTABLISH - 40-MPH SPEED LIMIT - Lake 

Merced Boulevard, between City and County Line and Winston Drive. 
K. RESCIND - 1 -HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 7 AM to 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH 

SATURDAY AND ESTABLISH - PARKING METERS, AREA 3, 2-HOUR TIME LIMIT, 9 

AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY - Laguna Street, west side, between Post 

and Sutter Streets. 
L. ESTABLISH - PERPENDICULAR (90-DEGREE ANGLE) PARKING - 22nd Street, north 

side, just east of the driveway for 2318 22nd Street. 
M. RESCIND - CROSSWALK CLOSURE - Parker Avenue and McAllister Street, north 

crosswalk crossing Parker Avenue; and Cole and Fulton Streets, east crosswalk, crossing 

Fulton Street. 
N. ESTABLISH - 4-HOUR PARKING TIME LIMIT, 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY 

THROUGH FRIDAY - San Bruno Avenue, west side, south of 25 th Street to terminus; 

and Utah Street, east side, south of 25 th Street along Buena Vista Elementary School. 
O. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND 5-FOOT WIDE SIDEWALK 

BULBOUT - Persia Avenue, south side, from Vienna Street to 26-feet westerly. 
P. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME AND 6-FOOT WIDE SIDEWALK 

BULBOUT - Moscow Street, west side, from Excelsior Avenue to 6-feet southerly. 
Q. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK WIDENING - Charles J. Brenham Place, 8 feet on east side, 

from Market Street to 200-feet northerly. 
R. ESTABLISH - SIDEWALK EXTENSIONS - Leavenworth Street, east side, from 

McAllister Street to 20-feet northerly; McAllister Street, north side, from Jones Street 

to 125-feet westerly; Jones Street, east side, from Eddy Street to 30-feet northerly; and 

Jones Street, east side, from Turk Street to 20-feet northerly. 
S. RESCIND - ONE-WAY WESTBOUND AND ESTABLISH - TWO-WAY STREET - 

McAllister Street, between Hyde and Jones Streets. 
T. REVOKE - RIGHT TURN ONLY - McAllister Street, eastbound, at Hyde Street. 
U. REVOKE - LEFT LANE MUST TURN LEFT - McAllister Street, westbound, at Hyde Street. 
V. REVOKE - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANY TIME - McAllister Street, south side, from 

Hyde Street to 1 1 1 -feet easterly. 
W. ESTABLISH - NO LEFT TURN - McAllister Street, eastbound, at Leavenworth Street. 
X. Establish - Right Turn Only, Except BUSES, TAXIS and Bicycles - McAllister Street, 

eastbound, at Charles J. Brenham Place. 
Y. RESCIND - ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND AND establish - two-way street - Charles J. 

Brenham Place, between McAllister Street and Market Street. 
Z. Revoke - No Right Turn - Charles J. Brenham Place, northbound, at McAllister Street. 
AA. Establish - Right Turn Only - Charles J. Brenham Place, southbound, to Market Street. 
BB. Establish - Right Turn Only to Market Street, Except buses, taxis and Bicycles - 



McAllister Street, eastbound, at Jones Street/Market Street. 
CC. Revoke - Double Right Turn LANE and Establish - Right Lane Must Turn Right - Jones 

Street, southbound, at McAllister Street. 
DD. Establish - Left Lane Must Turn Left - 7th Street, northbound left lane, south of Market Street 
EE. REVOKE - Motorcycle Parking - McAllister Street, south side, from 4- feet to 35.5-feet west of 

Leavenworth Street. 
FF. ESTABLISH - Motorcycle Parking - McAllister Street, south side, from Hyde Street to 

approximately 3 5 -feet easterly. 
GG. Establish - Bus Zone - McAllister Street, south side, west of Leavenworth Street. 
HH. REVOKE - WHITE ZONE - 1359 Pine Street, from 19-feet to 39-feet west of east 

property line. 
E. REVOKE - BLUE ZONE - 1359 Pine St, from 39-feet to 61 -feet west of the east property 

line. 
JJ. ESTABLISH - PASSENGER LOADING ZONE (DURING BUSINESS HOURS) - 

1359 Pine Street, from 19-feet to 61 -feet west of east property line. 
KK. ESTABLISH - TEMPORARY (6 MONTH-TRIAL) BLUE ZONE - "400" Main Street, 

from 0-feet to 22-feet south of Harrison Street. (Explanatory documents include a staff 

report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-183 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to accept and expend $750,000, in Station Area 
Planning funds for the Eastern Neighborhoods Transportation Implementation Planning Study. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-184 

(10.4) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-148, to PBS&J to 
conduct the Glen Park Community Plan Environmental Impact Analysis and Transportation 
Feasibility Study for a term of 24 months and an amount not to exceed $750,000. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-185 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with City Services to 
provide on-site mobile urine and breath collection services for an amount not to exceed $600,000 
and a term not to exceed three years with an option to extend the agreement for up to two 
additional years at the sole discretion of the Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Tony Parra) 

RESOLUTION 08-186 



( 1 0.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute an agreement with Accurate C&S 
\ ices, to provide off-site urine and breath collection services for an amount not to exceed 

$3< 10,000 and a term not to exceed three years, with an option to extend the contract for up to two 
additional years at the sole discretion of the Executive Director/CEO. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Tony Parra) 

RESOLUTION 08-187 

( 1 0.7) Approving the plans and specifications, and authorizing a bid call for Contract No. 1232, 
Metro East Wheel Truing Machine, Blowdown Equipment, Rail Car Mover and Miscellaneous 
Equipment Project. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and financial plan.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-188 

(10.8) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute a future multi-agency Infrastructure 
Prioritization Agreement to coordinate planning for the Muni Route 22- Fillmore extension to 
Mission Bay as a priority early start transportation infrastructure project in the Eastern 
Neighborhoods. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and memo.) (Carter 
Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-189 

(10.9) Authorizing the Executive Director to execute Amendment No. 5 to Contract No. CS-138, 
Professional Engineering and Other Support Services for Muni Metro Third Street Light Rail 
Project - Central Subway Segment to PB/Wong, to extend the term of the Agreement by 173 days 
to May 23, 2009. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-190 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to install 1 1 metered parking spaces; rescind the 
"Tow- Away, No Parking Anytime"; establish "Tow- Away No Stopping Except Buses between 3 
PM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday"; and establish "General Metered Parking Area 1 (2-hour 
parking time limit, 7 AM - 3 PM, Monday through Friday and 7 AM - 6 PM Saturday)" on the 
west side of Davis Street between Washington Street and Clay Street. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and maps.) (Bond Yee) 



PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ernestine Weiss stated that she represents thousands of merchants and residents. There is no need 
for 1 1 new spaces. Buses can park on Clay Street. There are many options on Port property that 
are close to the Farmer's Market. Parking meters will encourage crime. The city is required to 
provide emergency vehicle access. It is insanity to disrupt this tiny street and the footpath. We 
don't need the pollution. 

Norman Rolfe urged the SFMTA Board to vote "No". Davis Street should never have been "cut 
through" in the first place. The pavement should be ripped up and the area should be restored to 
open space. Drivers should be told to use the Embarcadero Center garage. The buses can lay 
over where they did before. This whole thing is a mistake and the item should be rejected. 

Janet Griggs, CUESA, expressed support for any improvements that will increase parking in the 
area. In addition to visitors to the Ferry Building Farmer's Market, the farmers have to park their 
trucks somewhere. These trucks don't fit into the garages. These spaces will support the 
farmers. 

Kathleen Diohep, Port Commission, stated that the Port's meeting was noticed to the 
neighborhood. Eleven members of the public attended the meeting. Seven were from the 
immediate area. Six were opposed and one wasn't clear about whether they supported the item. 
Three were in support of the plan. There has been a huge public outcry since Pier 1 Vi closed and 
the Port is looking for every incremental thing it can do to increase parking. The Port has 
expanded the "Park and Ride" Discount program. Buses have already been laying over on Davis 
Street. 

Cameron Deal, SF Waterfront Partners, stated that millions of dollars have been invested to 
transform previous industrial uses into a thriving waterfront. The key to a successful market 
place is adequate parking. With the downturn in the economy, small businesses and restaurants 
are suffering. She urged the SFMTA Board to support the item and move forward expeditiously. 

Bobby Coleman urged that the Board vote "no" on Item 11. It is a mandate that Davis Street be 
kept open for emergency vehicle access. This action will make a huge difference to the ambient 
environment of the neighborhood. Parking meters on Washington and Clay are like a visible 
parking lot. The Port's own consultants showed that surrounding lots are at 40% capacity or less. 
People will circle for blocks until they find a spot to park. 

Rich Hillis, Mayor's Office of Economic Development (MOED) stated that MOED is supportive 
of adding the spaces. It will support small businesses in the area. The Ferry building has become 
a destination for many. Metered parking in this area makes sense. Most streets have parking on 
both sides but this proposes parking on only one side of the street. 

Director Beach moved that the resolution be amended to restrict parking to Municipal Railway 
vehicles only. 

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RESOLUTION 08-191 

On motion to approve the resolution as amended to restrict bus parking to Municipal Railway 
buses: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, Nolan and Oka 

NAYES - McCray 

1 2. Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-149, Professional Program 
Management and Construction Management Services for Central Subway, Third Street Light 
Rail Project Phase 2, with the Central Subway Partnership for an amount not to exceed 

S 1 47,673,61 8 for a term not to exceed five years with an option to extend the term for an 
additional five years. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

Item 1 2 was removed from the agenda at the request of staff. 

13. Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to set all on and off street parking rates and times 
within the SFpark Parking Pilot Project Areas and Parking Pilot Project Special Event Areas for 
the duration of the SFpark parking pilot projects for all on and off-street parking meters, parking 
garages, and parking lots; and adjust availability standards and targets during the pilot project 
period to better achieve the goals of SFpark. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution and attachments.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, presented the staff report. 

Chairman McCray requested a report regarding all of the SFpark pilot projects. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jean Fraser, SPUR and SF Bike Coalition, expressed appreciation for the project. Other cities 
see this as a model project and will learn from it. There will be significant environmental 
benefits if we can reduce carbon emissions. There are also business benefits because it ensures 
parking for cars and bikes and ensures turnover for merchants. There are also safety benefits as 
people who are looking for parking can be distracted. 

Dave Snyder, SPUR, expressed support for the item. This is an important aspect of good 
government. It gives the SFMTA the flexibility to set rates similar to private entities in response 
to the market. 

Tom Radulovich, Livable City, expressed support for the proposals. He stated that intelligent 
parking management is long overdue and that he is excited to see this integrated policy proposal. 



It is finally fulfilling the promise of the SFMTA. This emphasizes convenience for patrons and 
managing for availability. Please adopt the plan. 

On motion to approve Item 14: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

Following the closed session, Director Heinicke requested leave from his colleagues to rescind 
the vote for item 14 and recuse himself from the vote to avoid the appearance of a conflict with 
the SFMTA's Statement of Incompatible Activities. 

RESOLUTION 08-192 

On motion to re-approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

RECUSED - Heinicke 
The SFMTA Board recessed their meeting. 

14. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 4:24 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 



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Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 

V Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
( 3 ). the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 

A. Norine Marcinkiewicz vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444705 filed on 9/8/05 for $45,000 

B. Sharon & Mark Hill vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444703 filed on 9/8/05 for $55,000 

C. Theresa Gilmore vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444706 filed on 9/8/05 for $350,000 

D. Susan White vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #444707 filed on 9/8/05 for $750,000 

Also present: Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 

Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, External Affairs 
Ken McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 

RESOLUTION 08-193 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and Administrative Code Section 67.10 (b), the 
SFMTA Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss: 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: 

Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:26 p.m. 

15. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss the Marcinkiewicz, Hill, Gilmore, and White cases with the City Attorney. The Board of 
Directors voted unanimously to settle the cases. The Board also met in closed session to discuss 
the performance evaluation of the Executive Director/CEO. They took no action with regards to 
the performance evaluation. 



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16. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:32 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 

Roberta Boomer 
Board Secretary 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind 
individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and 
Governmental Conduct Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For 
more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415- 
581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web 
site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING AND CLOSED SESSION 
2:00 P.M. 



SFMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



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Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO 

SAN FRANCISCO 



Roberta Boomer 
SECRETARY 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

NOV 2 6 2008 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



1 South Van Ness Avenue • 7 tn Floor -San Francisco, CA 94103 • Tel: 415.701.4505 • Fax: 415.701.4502 « www.sfmta.com 



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY 

I he Municipal Transportation Agency Board meeting will be held in Room 400, at 1 Dr. Carlton B. 
(. ioodlett Place (400 Van Ness Ave.), San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic 
(. tenter Station at I Fnited Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location 
are: MUNI Metro Lines J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah and T-Third at Van 
Ness and ( !i\ ic ( 'enter Stations; F-Market; 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness; 49-Mission-Van Ness; 5-Fulton; 6- 
Pamassus, 21 -Hayes; 9-San Bruno; and 71-Haight Noriega. For information about MUNI accessible 
services call 70M485. 

I he meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curbside parking spaces have been designated on 
the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility-impaired persons. There is 
accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of 
McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets. 

To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting 
materials in alternative format, please contact Roberta Boomer at 415.701.4505. Providing at least 72 
hours notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items 
are available for public inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave. 7 th Floor during regular business 
hours and are available on-line at www.sfmta.com/mtab . Public comment will be taken on each item 
before or during consideration of the item. 

To assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple 
chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees 
may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these 
individuals. 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting 
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound- 
producing electronic devices. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 
boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This 
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to 
the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a 
violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Jr. by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task 
Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlert Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 
7724; by fax at 41 5 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San 
Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org. 



ORDER OF BUSINESS 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

-November 18, 2008 Regular Meeting 

5. Communications 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 

7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 
-Year One Report: SFMTA Communications Plan 
-Status Report on the Climate Action Plan 
-Ongoing Activities 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 

9. Public Comment 

Members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's 
jurisdiction and are not on today's calendar. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY ATTORNEY 
WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CALENDAR ITEMS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the 
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single vote. 
There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the public so 
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a 
separate item. 



(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available or 
\\ ill be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Spiro Zografos vs. CCSF, First District Ct. of Appeals, #A120019 filed on 8/2005, City 
to w aive recovery of $3,440.20 in exchange for dismissal of appeal and $5,000 credit for 
workers' compensation award 

B. Timothy Jacques vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07467738 filed on 10/1/07 for $25,000 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Bella Vista Way at Sequoia Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 25th Street, both sides, between 3rd 
and Illinois Streets; Cesar Chavez, north side, between 3rd and Michigan Streets; Cesar 
Chavez, south side, between 3rd and Illinois Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - ANGLE PARKING - 25th St., south side, between Illinois and Louisiana Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - 25th Street and Illinois Street, southeast corner, 

E. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - San Anselmo Avenue, south side, from the crosswalk at Santa Ana 
Avenue to 28 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Buchanan Street, west side, from Lombard Street to approximately 
20 feet southerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Elm St., westbound, between Franklin and Gough Sts. 
H. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Elm Street, south side, between Franklin and 

Gough Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for Financial 
Advisory Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and Request for 
Proposal.) (Sonali Bose) 

(10.4) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract #PSC-4013-08-09 with 
Claremont Behavioral Services to provide Employee Assistance, Peer Assistance, and Trauma 
Response Programs for an amount not to exceed $1,400,000 and for a term of three years with a 
one-year extension. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Debra 
Johnson) 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the second amendment to the Red Light 
Photo Enforcement Agreement with ACS State and Local Solutions to extend the term for one year 
and enter into an equipment lease agreement for expansion of the existing system for the City's Red 
Light Photo Enforcement Program at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents include a staff 
report, resolution and modification.) (Bond Yee) 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Agreement Modification No. 2 to 
Contract No. 4128-06/07, Environmental Review of the Bicycle Plan Projects with Wilbur Smith 
Associates to extend the term to December 31, 2009 and to increase the contract by $347,915. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 



(10.7) Accepting the work performed under Contract MR-1057-R, Muni Metro System: 
Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems at Embarcadero and Van Ness Stations 
with Ingalls Power Products; approving Contract Modification No. 1, which increases the contract 
amount by $26,355.93; approves an extension of time of 287 calendar days; authorizing final 
payment and approving closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, 
resolution, financial report and modification.) (Ken McDonald) 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

11. Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-149, Professional Program 
Management and Construction Management Services for Central Subway, Third Street Light Rail 
Project Phase 2, with Central Subway Partnership for an amount not to exceed $147,673,618 for a 
term not to exceed five years with an option to extend the term for an additional five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

12. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's Capital Program. (No explanatory documents.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

13. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's FY09 and FY 10 budgets. (No explanatory 
documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

14. Approving Amendment #2 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the City 
and County of San Francisco and Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. to defer CPI adjustment of Mr. Ford's base 
salary and defer award of incentive compensation for FY2008 and to allow Mr. Ford to cash out 
accrued executive leave and floating holidays only at his current salary rate. (Explanatory 
documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Roberta Boomer) 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to conduct 
a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

2. Roll Call 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to discuss 
and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



A. CCSF vs. Anthony Camilleri, Superior Ct. #4436844 filed on 12/6/04 for $500,000 (City to 
receive) and other material terms. 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) (3) 
the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to discuss 
attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

17. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

ADJOURN 

The Ethics Commission of the City and County of San Francisco has asked us to remind individuals 
and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [S.F. Campaign and Governmental Conduct 
Code section 2.100 et seq.] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the 
Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 415-581-2300; fax: 415-581-2317; 30 
Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, SF, CA 94102-6027 or the web site: sfgov.org/ethics. 



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SAN FRANCISCO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

MINUTES 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008 

Room 400, City Hall 
1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place 



REGULAR MEETING 
2:00 P.M. 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Rev. Dr. James McCray, Jr., Chairman 

Tom Nolan, Vice Chairman 

Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke 

Jerry Lee 

Bruce Oka 



Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. 

EXECUTIVE DJRECTOR/CEO 

MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY 



Roberta Boomer 
BOARD SECRETARY 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

DEC 3 1 2008 

SAN FRANCISCO 
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ORDER OF BUSINESS 



I (all to Order 



Chairman McCray called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. 
:. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 

Malcolm Heinicke - absent at roll call 

Jerry Lee 

James McCray, Jr. 

Tom Nolan 

Bruce Oka 

3. Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. 

Chairman McCray announced that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound- 
producing electronic devices are prohibited at the meeting. He advised that any person responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices 
might be removed from the meeting. He also advised that cell phones that are set on "vibrate" 
cause microphone interference and requested that they be placed in the "off position. 

4. Approval of Minutes 

On motion to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2008 Regular Meeting: unanimously 
approved (Heinicke-absent) 

5. Communications 

Board Secretary Boomer stated that the report on the Climate Action Plan had been removed 
from the agenda at the request of staff. She also noted that members of the public had requested 
that Item 10.5 be severed from the Consent Calendar. 

Chairman McCray acknowledged and commended staff for the release of the draft 
Environmental Impact Report on the Bike Plan completed before Thanksgiving. 

6. Introduction of New or Unfinished Business by Board Members 
None. 

Director Heinicke arrived. 



7. Executive Director's Report (For discussion only) 

-Special Recognition Award 

-Year One Report: SFMTA Communications Plan 

-Ongoing Activities 

Exec. Director/CEO Ford presented special recognition awards to Annie Knight, secretary, 
Administration Division; Tony So, fare collection receiver, Revenue Section; James Elkin, 
electrical system transit mechanic, Geneva Car Shop; Bobb Retuta, transit operator, Green 
Division. 

E.D. Ford also provided an update on the status of the Breda Lease/Leaseback program. 

Debra Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director of Administration and Murray Bond, Deputy Director, 
External Affairs presented the "SFMTA Communications Plan". 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Ernestine Weiss suggested that street signs be printed in bold print so people can see the signs 
from a distance. 

8. Citizen's Advisory Council Report 
No report. 

9. Public Comment 

Bob Planthold stated that there are some neglected aspects in the analysis of the TEP 
recommendations. The 36-line has low ridership but the neighborhood has people with 
disabilities and people who have special needs. Homecare workers can't afford to drive. The 
residents don't feel like they were properly and fully informed. Mr. Planthold stated that on the 
short line routes that are proposed for elimination, he seldom saw mention of TEP meetings. 
Muni doesn't routinely announce public meetings. Mr. Planthold expressed concern about 
getting services to people in those abandoned neighborhoods. 

Ernestine Weiss stated that the Davis Street spots should be designated for Farmer's Market 
trucks only. These spaces create congestion in an area that is already highly congested. There 
is parking on Washington St. between Washington and Drumm only on one side of the street. 
Ms. Weiss suggested adding parking to the other side of the street. There's also room on Drumm 
Street. There are many other solutions. Ms. Weiss urged the SFMTA to look at other options. 

Andy Thornley, SF Bicycle Coalition, noted that draft EIR for the Bike Plan was released. The 
SFMTA met the promise they made, and on behalf of SFBC, Mr. Thornley is grateful. However, 
the SFMTA is still not putting anything on the street. It will be three years since anything has 



been done. Yesterday, the city attorney filed for relief from the injunction. The SFBC was 
saddened to see the motion to modify the Market/Octavia intersection. The changes won't be an 
improvement and the design is unworkable. It will be an injury to the bike network. SFMTA 
staff v ill be presenting the Bike Plan to the Board in the future. 

Barry Taranto stated that he is not sure if the Taxi-SFMTA merger will be good or bad. He 
slated that he had not seen any evidence that the SFMTA is ready. PCO's still don't care about 
enforcing taxi zones. Taxis are just as important as buses. The Taxi Advisory Group 
membership is weighted against cab drivers. He made a complaint about a ride on the 24- 
Divisadero line a few weeks ago. A passenger harassed him. He reported the passenger to the 
operator. 

Tariq Mehmood expressed appreciation for allowing people to come and yell. He expressed a 
wish that Muni drivers would drive faster. The City has given bicyclists a lot but they need to 
prove that they are entitled to more. Cyclists jump in front of taxis and don't honor red lights. 
They need to be educated. 

Martin Smith, Luxor Cab, stated that taxicab street stands used to be everywhere in the city. The 
stands should be in locations where it's safe for cab drivers to pull in and out and where people 
know they can get a taxi. 

THE FOLLOWING MATTERS BEFORE THE SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL 
TRANSPORTATION AGENCY BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR 
ACTION AS STATED BY THE SFMTA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/CEO OR CITY 
ATTORNEY WHERE APPLICABLE. EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS FOR ALL 
CALENDAR ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT 1 SOUTH VAN NESS AVE. 7 th 
FLOOR. 

CONSENT CALENDAR 

10. All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by 
the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board and will be acted upon by a single 
vote. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board or the 
public so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and 
considered as a separate item. 

(10.1) Requesting the Controller to allot funds and to draw warrants against such funds available 
or will be available in payment of the following claims against the SFMTA: 

A. Spiro Zografos vs. CCSF, First District Ct. of Appeals, #A120019 filed on 8/2005, City 
to waive recovery of $3,440.20 in exchange for dismissal of appeal and $5,000 credit for 
workers' compensation award 

B. Timothy Jacques vs. CCSF, Superior Ct. #CGC07467738 filed on 10/1/07 for $25,000 



RESOLUTION 08-195 

(10.2) Approving the following traffic modifications: 

A. ESTABLISH - STOP SIGNS - Bella Vista Way at Sequoia Way. 

B. ESTABLISH - TOW-AWAY NO STOPPING ANYTIME - 25th Street, both sides, between 3rd 
and Illinois Streets; Cesar Chavez, north side, between 3rd and Michigan Streets; Cesar 
Chavez, south side, between 3rd and Illinois Streets. 

C. ESTABLISH - ANGLE PARKING - 25th St., south side, between Illinois and Louisiana Streets. 

D. ESTABLISH - NO PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - 25th Street and Illinois Street, southeast corner, 

E. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - San Anselmo Avenue, south side, from the crosswalk at Santa Ana 
Avenue to 28 feet easterly. 

F. ESTABLISH - RED ZONE - Buchanan Street, west side, from Lombard Street to approximately 
20 feet southerly. 

G. ESTABLISH - ONE-WAY STREET - Elm St., westbound, between Franklin and Gough Sts. 
H. ESTABLISH - NO PARKING ANYTIME - Elm Street, south side, between Franklin and 

Gough Streets. (Explanatory documents include a staff report and resolution.) (Bond Yee) 

RESOLUTION 08-196 

(10.3) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to advertise a Request for Proposals for 
Financial Advisory Services. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and 
Request for Proposal.) (Sonali Bose) 

RESOLUTION 08-197 

(10.4) Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract #PSC-4013-08-09 with 
Claremont Behavioral Services to provide Employee Assistance, Peer Assistance, and Trauma 
Response Programs for an amount not to exceed $1,400,000 and for a term of three years with a 
one-year extension. (Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) 
(Debra Johnson) 

RESOLUTION 08-198 

(10.5) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute the second amendment to the Red 
Light Photo Enforcement Agreement with ACS State and Local Solutions to extend the term for 
one year and enter into an equipment lease agreement for expansion of the existing system for the 
City's Red Light Photo Enforcement Program at no additional cost. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution and modification.) (Bond Yee) 

Item 10.5 was severed from the Consent Calendar at the request of a member of the public. 



( luurnuin McCray moved to extend the existing contract by one month to January 31, 2009 and 
therefore extend the SFMTA's time by one month to exercise its option to the extend the contract 
term bj one year and defer action on the lease of three new cameras. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Jacqueline Piccini, Platinum Advisors, stated that her client, RedFlex, is interested in bidding on 
the contract. The technological advances are different today than they were when the contract 
\\ as awarded. Rather than entering into this contract, the SFMTA should insure that they are 
getting the best provider at the best value. The SFMTA shouldn't agree to a new three-year lease 
without sending it out to bid. 

On motion to extend the contract by one month and defer action on the lease: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

(10.6) Authorizing the Executive Director/CEO to execute Agreement Modification No. 2 to 
Contract No. 4128-06/07, Environmental Review of the Bicycle Plan Projects with Wilbur Smith 
Associates to extend the term to December 31, 2009 and to increase the contract by $347,915. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 

RESOLUTION 08-199 

(10.7) Accepting the work performed under Contract MR-1057-R, Muni Metro System: 
Replacement of Emergency Batteries and Charger Systems at Embarcadero and Van Ness 
Stations with Ingalls Power Products; approving Contract Modification No. 1, which increases 
the contract amount by $26,355.93; approves an extension of time of 287 calendar days; 
authorizing final payment and approving closeout of the contract. (Explanatory documents 
include a staff report, resolution, financial report and modification.) (Ken McDonald) 

RESOLUTION 08-200 

On motion to approve the Consent Calendar (Item 10.5 severed): 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

REGULAR CALENDAR 

1 1 . Authorizes the Executive Director/CEO to execute Contract CS-149, Professional Program 
Management and Construction Management Services for Central Subway, Third Street Light 
Rail Project Phase 2, with Central Subway Partnership for an amount not to exceed $147,673,618 
for a term not to exceed five years with an option to extend the term for an additional five years. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and contract.) (Carter Rohan) 



Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development presented the staff 
report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

David De La Torre, Laborers Local 261 urged the SFMTA Board to approve the contract and get 
the project moving as soon as possible. It represents work for the trades. 

Fathina Holmes, Young Community Developers, urged the Board to move the project forward. It 
provides opportunities for employment. It gives people a reason to get into training now so 
they'll be ready for the opportunities that are yet to come. 

Mike Brown, Carpenters Local 22, urged the Board to move this project forward and provide 
opportunities for people to get into a trade. They are looking forward to the work. Mr. Brown 
urged the SFMTA to "fast track" the project as much as possible. 

John Huang, IBEW Local 6, stated that the project is great. Their members are out of work and 
they would like to see this project move forward so they can support their families. 

Manuel Flores, Carpenters Local 22, stated that it's a good solid project. Members need the 
work. It gives them some hope for the future. 

Ken Nim, CityBuild, congratulated staff for the progress on this project and called it a great 
opportunity for San Francisco residents. CityBuild is working with the SFMTA to insure that 
residents are ready and qualified to work on this project. CityBuild is committed to the success 
of the project. 

Michael Theriault, SF Building Trades, stated that construction workers need this project. He 
realizes that the SFMTA is still years away from putting a shovel in the ground but he urged the 
Board to approve the contract. This is an opportunity to bring people into trade and give them a 
job. 

Charley Lavery, Operating Engineers Local 3, stated that this is a great opportunity to get ahead 
of the curve with regard to mass transit and create hundreds of jobs. This is a forward thinking 
project that needs to move forward. We need to get people back to work. 

Yue Hua Yu, Tao Gwog Wong and Guang Chen urged the SFMTA Board to approve the 
contract. They support this project. Neighbors and especially seniors will use the subway all the 
time. (Ms. Cathy Lamb provided translation for Ms. Yu, Ms. Wong and Mr. Chen) 

Gordon Chin, Chinatown Community Development Center and Chinatown Chamber of 
Commerce expressed delight that this important milestone has been reached and urged approval. 
This project will help the local economy. The FTA's Record of Decision is an important step in 
an important project. 



RESOLUTION 08-201 
On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

12. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's Capital Program. (No explanatory documents.) 
(Carter Rohan) 

Carter Rohan, Senior Director, Transportation Planning and Development, presented the staff 
report. 

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Barry Taranto expressed concern about doing the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project at this time. 
Instead the SFMTA should put more PCO's on Geary to ticket people. More buses are needed 
on the 38-Geary during peak times, especially on Saturday night. The SFMTA should explore 
increasing enforcement past the Geary Tunnel rather than an expensive project that will create 
more traffic congestion. 

13. Presentation and discussion of the SFMTA's FY09 and FY10 budgets. (No explanatory 
documents.) (Sonali Bose) 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance and Information Technology, presented 
the staff report. 

Vice Chairman Nolan requested that staff provide the Board with the list of projects that had 
been identified as "economic stimulus" projects. 

Directors Heinicke and Lee requested information regarding DPW's experience with the 
alternate street sweeping schedule and the costs associated with the revised schedule. 

No public comment. 

14. Approving Amendment #2 to the Appointment and Compensation Agreement between the 
City and County of San Francisco and Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. to defer CPI adjustment of Mr. 
Ford's base salary and defer award of incentive compensation for FY2008 and to allow Mr. Ford 
to cash out accrued executive leave and floating holidays only at his current salary rate. 
(Explanatory documents include a staff report, resolution and amendment.) (Roberta Boomer) 

Chairman James McCray, Jr. presented the item. 

No public comment. 

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RESOLUTION 08-202 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

15. Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) as to whether to 
conduct a closed session and invoke the attorney-client privilege. 

On motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege: unanimously approved. 

RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CONVENE CLOSED SESSION 

CLOSED SESSION 

1. Call to Order 

Chairman McCray called the closed session to order at 5:27 p.m. 

2. Roll Call 

Present: Cameron Beach 

Shirley Breyer Black 
Malcolm Heinicke 
Jerry Lee 
James McCray, Jr. 
Tom Nolan 
Bruce Oka 

Also present: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO 
Roberta Boomer, Board Secretary 
Julia Friedlander, Deputy City Attorney 
Debra A. Johnson, Chief of Staff/Director, Administration 
Kenneth McDonald, Chief Operating Officer 

3. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and the Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
(3), the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in Closed Session to 
discuss and take action on attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Existing Litigation: 



\ ( :( SI' vs. Anthony Camilleri, Superior Ct. #4436844 filed on 12/6/04 for $500,000 (City to 
live) and other material terms. 

RESOLUTION 08-203 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: AYES - Beach, Black, Heinicke, Lee, McCray, Nolan and Oka 

4. Pursuant to Government Code Sections 54956.9, and Administrative Code Section 67.8 (a) 
( 3 ) the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will meet in closed session to 
discuss attorney-client matters in the following case: 

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL 

Anticipated Litigation: 

X As defendant or X As plaintiff 

ADJOURN CLOSED SESSION AND RECONVENE OPEN SESSION - The closed session 
was adjourned at 5:45 p.m. 

16. Announcement of Closed Session. 

Chairman McCray announced that the SFMTA Board of Directors met in closed session to 
discuss Camillieri vs. CCSF with the City Attorney. The Board of Directors voted unanimously 
to settle the case. The resolution was amended to extend the termination date as late as January 

16, 2009 and extend payment of the criminal fine as may be required by the Criminal Court. 
The Board was scheduled to hold a conference with legal counsel regarding anticipated litigation 
but no conference was held. 

1 7. Motion to disclose or not disclose the information discussed in closed session. 

On motion to not disclose the information discussed: unanimously approved. 

ADJOURN - The meeting was adjourned at 5:48 p.m. 

A tape of the meeting is on file in the office of the Secretary to the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Board of Directors. 



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Board Secretary 



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NOTICE OF CANCELLATION 

December 16,2008 



The SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking Authority Commission 
meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, 2008 

has been cancelled. 

The next meeting of the SFMTA Board of Directors/Parking 
Authority Commission will be held on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. 



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